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The portable door by Tom Holt
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The portable door (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Tom Holt

Series: J.W. Wells (1)

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Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of J. W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the goblins. Mister Tom Holt, Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel, cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece.… (more)
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Info:London : Orbit, 2004.
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The Portable Door by Tom Holt (2003)

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Extremely slow-paced urban fantasy. I barely got through it. Some humor, and there is a plot in the second half, but it never becomes special. ( )
  breic | Jul 16, 2019 |
A return to form. ( )
  Fiddleback_ | Dec 17, 2018 |
I liked Little People better, but I still enjoyed this one. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
J.W. Wells & Co. Book One

This is the first book I've read from Tom Holt. His imagination is unlike anyone else.

The plot that involves The Portable Door, doesn't come until the second half of the book. It gives time for the main characters to believe that the bizarre events and things around them are now part of their ever day life. Their lives change drastically the moment Paul and Sophie are hired at J.W. Wells & Co. and sign a contract sealing their fate. In fact the only ones who don't seem to know about Paul and Sophie's fate, are Paul and Sophie themselves.

Anything and everything can and will happen in this book. It's full of mystery, suspense, and most of all, fantasy. With a wild imagination and the talent to piece it all together in one book, Tom Holt proves he can take you on an adventure like no other.

I already added the rest of Tom Holt's books to my giant stack of books to be read. I give The Portable Door a 4/5. ( )
  lizasarusrex | Sep 16, 2015 |
Light, fun read. ( )
  gregandlarry | Mar 14, 2015 |
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Cemmick, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holman, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Kim, Natalie and Melanie Anne: with love
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After a very long time, the door opened, and the tall, Aryan-looking bloke came out.
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Not for the first time in his life, Paul cursed heaven for not letting him in on the secret, the secret that everybody else was in on except him. If he only knew, he was sure, he'd be able to cope, it's all be so easy. (p.35)

Practically anything in the world becomes suddenly credible if you tag the magic words doing it for tax reasons on the end. (p.163)
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Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of J. W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the goblins. Mister Tom Holt, Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel, cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece.

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Paul Carpenter and Sophie Pettingell unethusiatically apply for junior clerk jobs at J.W. Wells. Having failed to answer any of the interview questions correctly, they are amazed to be hired. Given an assortment of odd, dull tasks to start out, they remember that they never did find out what J.W. Wells does exactly ...
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