The Better Mousetrap Paperback – 7 May 2009
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Inventively entertaining ...make you both laugh out loud and stop and think (SFX)
Tom Holt's comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader's book collection (Waterstone's Books Quarterly)
Highly amusing ... Eloquently snarky prose (Publishers Weekly)
Holt's quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy (Publishers Weekly)
The latest madcap comic fantasy from one of Britain's funniest writers.See all Product Description
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The story revolves around Frank Carpenter, who owns a door that can take him wherever and whenever he wants and Eliza Spitzer, who works in pest control (pests being dragons, trolls, giant spiders etc.). The story is a little less fantastical than a Terry Pratchett novel, the magic and dragons etc being almost incidental to the story, rather than the main reason for the story. It is almost like Terry Pratchett for grown ups who want an easy read. It is a story that keeps you hooked without having to think too much. The characters, even the more dubious ones, are likeable and make you want to find out what happens.
I would definitely read another of the Tom Holts books and can recommend this particular one.
If you like this kind of humour, a romantic interest, monsters and magic then give this a try.
So, I found it difficult to read as it plodded along while trying to be exciting but if you are a big Holt fan you will probably enjoy this.
I thought this was much more consistent and engaging than some of his work, I thought Doughnut flapped about looking for a decent idea or structure for example.
A good light read. I still have hopes that Tom Holt will write something that is truly excellent. He is clearly very talented and nearly always worth a punt.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first Time Holt book I've read and I can't say I'm disappointed...
A fun, enjoyable and rather madcap read, in a similar vein to Terry Pratchett.
I didn't like this as much as Tom Holt's other books.Although it has the usual amount of jokes it is not as much of a rollercoaster as usual.Published 3 months ago by Ann Manwell
Keeps you guessing.
Very clever plot building. It says I need to write 13 more words so here they ....
Book in fairly good state and delivered on time ; the story is OK though there are better JWW storiesPublished 7 months ago by Ina Nullens
A very good read. Kept me amussed for a couple of days. Would recommend to allPublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer