Mar 25, 11
People who like Tom Holt's other books
Read from March 22 to 25, 2011, read count: 1
** spoiler alert **
The basic premise: star-crossed lovers that have been reincarnated many times over in order to finally fall in love and not break up in the end. Colin Hollinghead Jr. is one of the star-crossed lovers. Colin's father (Colin Hollinghead Sr.) sold his soul to the Devil in order to save his manufacturing company Hollinghead & Farren. Cassandra Clay, who works for J.W. Wells & Co. (Practical & Effective Magicians, Sorcerers and Supernatural Consultants), is supposedly the other star-crossed lover, was the one who made up the contract to sell Colin's father's soul to the devil. There is also a strange tree that is growing in the middle of Colin's house that you can't see from outside of the house.
The back of this book tells me that Tom Holt's books are "brilliantly funny" and "wildly imaginative". I can see how this book was "wildly imaginative", but I didn't find it that funny. I chuckled a few times at some of the things that happen, but it was not laugh out loud funny like one of Christopher Moore's books. It took me a while to get into this book. I didn't really start to enjoy it until half way through. It could have been because this book was written by a British author. Maybe I didn't get or missed out on some of the jargon or jokes.
I would of like to have seen the environment the characters are in developed more, but I guess we can't read books with extremely developed environments/settings like Harry Potter,Sookie Stackhouse, or Anita Blake Vampire Hunter.