Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Tom the Obscure” as Want to Read:
Tom the Obscure
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Tom the Obscure

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Bloomsbury Publishing is given over to the life of the mind – the entire building is adorned, insulated and overwhelmed by books. Yet the snacking habits of the Editorial Department have given rise to a problematic situation – the place has been invaded by mice!

Into this mousey coup d'etat steps Tom, a marvellous heathen of a ginger farm cat who's never seen a book in his
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Bloomsbury USA (first published May 6th 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Tom the Obscure, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Tom the Obscure

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-22)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
an obvious fantasy/fairy tale as after tom gets his degree from oxford he gets a job of sorts, which we all know is incredible and very unlikely to happen.
illustrated by author ellmann
Mar 20, 2015 Candace rated it it was amazing
Impeccably charming and precocious.
Feb 24, 2014 Philip rated it it was amazing
Entirely chuckle worthy.
Nathan Elliott
Nathan Elliott rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2015
Dearna Mulvaney
Dearna Mulvaney rated it it was amazing
Aug 22, 2015
Kristin R
Mar 06, 2016 Kristin R rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, quick-reads
This was really short.
Seashanties rated it liked it
Sep 15, 2015
Rina rated it really liked it
Jun 09, 2016
Michelle rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2014
tia marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2013
Ernst marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2014
Bookwyrm marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2014
MJ Nicholls
MJ Nicholls marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Michael Maggs
Michael Maggs marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2015
Gretchen Stokes
Gretchen Stokes marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2015
veronica davies
veronica davies marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2015
Jennifer Tuck-Ihasz
Jennifer Tuck-Ihasz marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2015
Coco marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2015
Leilani Mroczkowski
Leilani Mroczkowski marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2016
Cek  virabey
Cek virabey marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2016
Aleksandra marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2016
Kristine  Trotter
Kristine Trotter marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Lucy Ellmann was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer Richard Ellmann and writer Mary Ellmann (née Donahue). She moved to England at the age of 13 and was educated at Falmouth School of Art (Foundation degree, 1975), Essex University (BA, 1980), and the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, 1981).

Her highly-praised autobiographical first novel, Sweet Desserts, was awarded the Guardian
More about Lucy Ellmann...

Share This Book