In Your Dreams Paperback
by Tom Holt
Ever been offered a promotion that seems too good to be true?
You know - the sort they'd be insane to be offering to someone like you.
The kind where you snap their arm off to accept, then wonder why all your long-serving colleagues look secretly relieved, as if they're off some strange and unpleasant hook ...It's the kind of trick that deeply sinister companies like J.W.
Wells & Co. pull all the time. Especially with employees who are too busy mooning over the office intern to think about what they're getting into. And it's why, right about now, Paul Carpenter is wishing he'd paid much less attention to the gorgeous Melze, and rather more to a little bit of job description small-print referring to 'pest' control ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 13/01/2005
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841492193
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Review by grizzly.anderson
Tom Holt does a lot of humorous re-telling of famous stories - Faust, Beowulf, etc. He also has a fair number of books that stand more-or-less on their own. In Your Dreams is in the latter category, though it does pull from all the standards of sword-and-sorcery, and is a sequel to The Portable Door (along with Earth, Air, Fire, and Custard and You Don't Have To Be Evil To Work Here, But It Helps, which I haven't read yet).I generally find that I like Holt better when he is telling his own stories, rather than trying to conform to the formula of a classic. The story seems to flow better, and the humor doesn't feel as contrived. And of those stories, I think I like In Your Dreams best.The continuing story of the rather gormless Paul Carpenter as he tries to cope with office politics and office romance in an office full of sorcerers, fey, goblins, dwarves, etc. finds him trying to riddle out why he is so important to the JW Wells company, and how to fulfill a destiny he isn't sure he's prepared for.It kind of feels like The Office meets the Monty Python version of Harry Potter. For a fairly sizable book, Holt's easy style and humor make for a quick and entertaining read.
Review by isabelx