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Little People

Tom Holt

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Orbit

Published : 2002

Copyright : Tom Holt 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 1-84149-116-0
ISBN-13 : HB 978-1-84149-116-5

Publisher's Write-Up

'I was eight years old when I saw my first elf'

...and for unlikely hero Michael it wasn't his last.

Michael's unfortunately (but accurately) named girlfriend Cruella, doesn't approve of his obsession with the little people, but the problem is that they won't leave him alone. And who can blame them when it is his own stepfather who is responsible for causing them so much misery. Oh yes. Daddy George knows that elves can do so much more than the gardening.


Time Out

'Wildly imaginative'

New Scientist

'Frothy, fast and funny'

Scotland on Sunday

'When Holt's on form the world seems a much cheerier place'

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Review by Nigel (010902) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
The latest outing from Tom Holt tells the story of Michael, a young boy who has been psychologically damaged by the fact that he saw an elf when he was eight.

The main characters reminded me of Harry Potter and Hermione, with their love hate relationship and when Michael learns elves really do exist she is a little skeptical to say the least. So ensues a battle between good (Michael) and evil (Michael's step father) and the freeing of the elves being made to work in the shoe factory.

The story seemed to go beyond its natural finishing point. With the tyrant overthrown and the little people set free you expect the story to be all but over, but nope, there are another fifty pages to go which finish with a very sad ending... I'm not sure if Tom Holt has had a bad relationship experience and he is trying to tell someone something but it left me a little down.

However, that said, Little People sees Tom Holt's return to form continuing, with an enjoyable yarn containing enough laughs to keep you amused and entertained... what more could one ask?
Nigel (1st September 2002)

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