Tag Archives: Tom Holt

Barking, Tom Holt (Orbit, 2007)

Barking is a comic urban fantasy that kept me laughing throughout. For those of you who have never heard of Tom Holt, he is to Urban Fantasy as Terry Pratchett is to High Fantasy. He is a master of weaving subtle jokes and the absurd into good plots and this book is no exception…. see http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion, 2001) (Audioversion: Listening Library, 2004) Narrated by Nathaniel Parker.

Artemis Fowl is a solid piece of mid-grade comic crime fiction placed in a modern fantasy setting. The protagonist is twelve year old criminal genius who begins his crime spree by taking on an elite division of the fairy police force: the LEP Recon. Sound like a ridiculous premise, even for a mid-grade reader? It is, and that is part of the fun… Continue reading

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