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on 5 May 2013
I always enjoy a Tom Holt book, so was keen to get hold of this latest novel and read it.
Theo Bernstein is a physicist who has a great life until he blows up the Very Very Large Hadron Collider, and some portion of Switzerland to boot. His wife leaves him, he loses all his money, and finds himself working in a slaughterhouse. So far, so bad. Then his friend and mentor Professor Pieter van Goyen dies and leaves Theo a legacy. Theo has no idea what to do with the legacy, and by the time he finds out, he is quite sure he doesn't actually want it. In fact, working at the slaughterhouse is starting to look pretty good again.
And the doughnut? Well, you just have to read the book for yourself to find out why that's so important.
This is a great book; Tom Holt is in top form here - funny, witty, relevant, and totally irreverent. The narrative races along, and the characters are all suitably wacky to fit right in the Tom Holt universe.
The only complaint I have is that the cover picture kept making me hungry ... mmmmm, doughnut ...