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K. J. Parker

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Inkluderar namnen: K. Parker, K J Parker

Inkluderar även: Thomas Holt (1), Tom Holt (1)

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(eng) Please do not combine with Tom or Thomas Holt as there is more than one Tom and Thomas Holt.

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Prosper's Demon (2020) 306 exemplar
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Overtime (1993) 226 exemplar
My Hero (1996) 216 exemplar
The Better Mousetrap (2008) 203 exemplar
Open Sesame (1997) 194 exemplar
Wish You Were Here (1998) 190 exemplar
Alexander at the World's End (1999) 186 exemplar
The Second Tom Holt Omnibus (2002) 179 exemplar
The Walled Orchard (1997) 177 exemplar
Academic Exercises (2014) 164 exemplar
Lucia in Wartime (1985) 156 exemplar
When It's A Jar (2013) 152 exemplar
The Devil You Know (2016) 144 exemplar
Tall Stories: Omnibus 5 (2004) 139 exemplar
Lucia Triumphant (1986) 138 exemplar
The Good, The Bad and The Smug (2015) 136 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Volume One (2017) 136 exemplar
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Olympiad: An Historical Novel (2000) 128 exemplar
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Saints and Sinners: Omnibus 6 (2004) 114 exemplar
A Song for Nero (2003) 112 exemplar
Purple and Black (2009) 109 exemplar
Inside Man (2021) 91 exemplar
An Orc on the Wild Side (2019) 90 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Volume Two (2017) 81 exemplar
Savages (2015) 67 exemplar
Mightier than the Sword (2017) 65 exemplar
Downfall of the Gods (2016) 65 exemplar
Someone Like Me (Quick Reads) (2006) 61 exemplar
Pulling the Wings Off Angels (2022) 61 exemplar
The Father of Lies (2018) 53 exemplar
The Walled Orchard (1990) 44 exemplar
My Beautiful Life (2019) 44 exemplar
The Long Game (2022) 39 exemplar
The Big Score (2021) 37 exemplar
Under My Skin (2023) 30 exemplar
Expecting Beowulf (2002) 21 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 1 (2015) 19 exemplar
Bitter Lemmings (1997) 12 exemplar
The Walled Orchard (1772) 10 exemplar
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The Two of Swords: Part 2 (2015) 8 exemplar
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The Two of Swords: Part 15 (2016) 7 exemplar
Amor Vincit Omnia (2010) 7 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 3 (2015) 7 exemplar
Let Maps to Others 7 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 5 (2015) 6 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 13 (2016) 6 exemplar
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The Two of Swords: Part 4 (2015) 6 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 8 (2015) 5 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 11 (2015) 5 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 6 (2015) 4 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 7 (2015) 4 exemplar
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The Two of Swords: Part 16 (2017) 4 exemplar
The Two of Swords: Part 19 (2017) 4 exemplar
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Tor.com Novellas Bundle 2 (2016) 3 exemplar
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The Two of Swords: Part 9 (2015) 3 exemplar
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No choice [ebook] 1 exemplar
Rules 1 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Holt, Thomas Charles Louis
Andra namn
Parker, K. J.
Födelsedag
1961-09-13
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Land (för karta)
England, UK
Födelseort
London, England, UK
Bostadsorter
Chard, Somerset, UK
Utbildning
University of Law, London
Wadham College, Oxford University
Westminster School
Yrken
novelist
Relationer
Holt, Hazel (mother)
Särskiljningsnotis
Please do not combine with Tom or Thomas Holt as there is more than one Tom and Thomas Holt.

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British Author Challenge July 2023: Nadifa Mohamed & Tom Holt i 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (juli 2023)

Recensioner

Okaaayyy....

Finally finished this book. it took me ages, mostly because a lot of it was boring. But because I like this author, especially his Engineer trilogy but also a few standalones, I kept plugging away. Put it down, pick it up, put it down. The premise of a man waking up with no memory, although a bit of a cliche, is still interesting, and that central question is what kept me going. But if I hadn't read any of Parker's other books, and trusted his storytelling ability, I probably would have marked this one DNF.

Throughout the story you get various hints at who Poldarn might be, but nothing concrete. The plot is straightforward, as Poldarn stumbles around the country during a war trying to figure out who he is, and what side he's on. So far, so good. But there is literally no emotion on the page. People die, get killed, are murdered, and you don't really care. There's a big section with buttons. The characters are all flat. The narrative is essentially one note, and that makes it boring. There seems to be no overarching plot (although now that I've finished I don't actually think that's true) but it's easy to lose interest. A couple of times I even dozed off while reading. But about 4/5 of the way through, it gets all twisty and knotted, and I found myself thinking, wait, what? And wondering if I'd missed something important one of those times when I fell asleep, or forgot something vital one of those times when I'd put it down.

And now i can't decide if I'm going to read the next one, because I don't want to be bored again, but it would be nice to know what's really going on. And now I don't know how to rate this. Two stars for the first 4/5, four stars for the last bit? I wish the pacing was better, the characters deeper. But maybe now they will be?
… (mer)
½
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | 9 andra recensioner | Feb 18, 2024 |
I really thought I'd like this story -- I'm a sucker for an anti-hero. But it never really pulled me in. Generally, the writing was good. If I had to search for some things to criticize, the plot twists were too convenient and the characters were flat.
 
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jdowner | 31 andra recensioner | Feb 17, 2024 |
A guy who contracts to salvage arms and armor from battlefields becomes the catspaw in a complicated political chess game. First book in a trilogy.
½
 
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adamhindman | Feb 5, 2024 |
All killer, no filler. Usually some stories in a collection don't hit, but everything in this book did. For me, at least. Parker may be something of a niche, but I think he deserves to fill a larger niche than I perceive he currently does. This is typically witty, and immaculately plotted, and just as typically cynical to the point of misanthropy. The lore of the world he writes in can be difficult to keep straight: the timelines, geography, and theology probably don't line up. Don't look too close, it's just for fun.… (mer)
½
 
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adamhindman | 1 annan recension | Feb 5, 2024 |

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Statistik

Verk
165
Även av
45
Medlemmar
22,985
Popularitet
#919
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
641
ISBN
544
Språk
10
Favoritmärkt
8

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