My New Addiction

My wife and I visited England (up by York and Manchester) and much fun was had by all.

Too bad I came back with an addiction. It’s taken hold of me and is constantly with me. I can’t stop thinking about it and I wonder when I can get my next fix. I feel the constant need to spend lots of money to feed my habit (and with the exchange rate right now, that’s not a good thing), and I just can’t get the stuff I need over here.

That’s right, I’m an addict.
I’m addicted to Tom Holt books (not quite what you were expecting, eh?)

Yes, I casually picked up one of his books (“Falling Sideways“) in a shop while we were over there and finished it in about two days. I have to say, I haven’t read anything so delightfully light-hearted and funny in a long time (we’ll, that wasn’t something I’d read a million times over).

Alas, my probem still remains – the Amazon.com US store doesn’t carry them all (only like 10 or so) and ordering them from overseas is a bit expensive right now for us U.S-ers. I’ve ordered “Omnibus 5: Tall Stories” and “The Portable Door” from Amazon, and I’m counting the days.

It’s always fun to discover a writer you really enjoy, especially when you find out that that writer has loads of books for you to catch up on :)

4 comments

  1. He’s addictive isn’t he :) Faust among Equals was the book that got me hooked and now I read every one I can get my hands on

    Have you heard of Robert Rankin? If you like Tom Holt books there’s a good chance you’ll like his books too so when your Holt library is complete he’s worth a try

  2. Robert Rankin is another one I read – I read the Armageddon Trilogy back a while ago. I’d mention Terry Pratchett but who hasn’t heard of the Discworld series ;)

    abebooks.com probably carry a few used volumes of Tom Holt

  3. it very much depends on your test..i’m not his fan, but a friend of mine is very much crazy about tom holt writings..i think i should read some more of his stuff…

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