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Tom Holt for the Big Bang Theory generation,
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This review is from: Doughnut (Kindle Edition)
While Doughnut is recognisably Tom Holt in that it constantly hovers between amusing and funny, requires a bit of background knowledge to get the most enjoyment off, etc. it is also updated for a slightly different readership - in my opinion one that is much more The Big Bang Theory - Complete Season 1-5 [DVD] avid.
From blowing up Very Very Large Hadron Colliders, to multiverse theories, the book is fast paced travel through the funny and improbable.The protagonist - Theo Bernstein - is likeable enough and the other main characters plastic enough in order to make the book a good read from that aspect as well. The ending is a bit more moralizing than I would have expected from Tom Holt but if you expect clean closures, it certainly delivers on that point.
Overall a good and funny Tom Holt book but in my opinion not necessarily one of his best ones. Many of the situations were amusing rather than funny and the book - for me - did not have the laugh out loud moments of something like Faust Among Equals or Nothing But Blue Skies. At the same time, if physics is close to your heart, as is Tom Holt, you will certainly not go far wrong with the book, and it definitely provides some hours of good entertainment.