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Only Human

Tom Holt

Average Review Rating Average Rating 5/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Orbit

Published : 1999

Copyright : Tom Holt 1999

ISBN-10 : HB 1-85723-693-9
ISBN-13 : HB 978-1-85723-6934

Publisher's Write-Up

Something is about to go wrong. Very wrong.

But what can you expect when the Supreme Being decides to get away from it all for a few days, leaving his naturally inquisitive son to look after the cosmic balance of things? A minor hiccup with a human soul and a welding machine soon leads to a violent belch, and before you know it the human condition - not to mention the lemming condition - is tumbling down the slippery slope to chaos.

There's only one hope for mankind. And that's being optimistic. Only Human is a wildly imaginative comic fantasy from one of Britain's sharpest funniest writers.

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Review by Vex (190101) Rating (5/10)

Review by Vex
Rating 5/10
Having never read a Tom Holt book before I didn't really know what to expect. Upon reading the 'blurb' I figured it would be along the lines of Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin, and having read the book it is indeed, just that. Only not as funny...

Only Human is about a 'slight' mix up in heaven, when God goes away to do a spot of fishing with his son 'Jay', leaving his other son, 'Our Kev' to look after things.

'Our Kev' decides to have a bit of a play on Dads computer, 'Mainframe', which just happens to be in control of the Universe... Some Soul/body swapping occurs and before you know it the whole world's turned upside down!

There are some funny bits, and the story does keep you fairly entertained, but I felt that it could've been a lot better. I spent a lot of the time thinking about how I hadn't read Good Omens in a while and I really should dig that out again, which I guess isn't a great recommendation for this book!
Vex (19th January 2001)

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