so onto this months book. A few years ago i was looking for a set of books to buy for my Mum for her birthday. She loves to read, and does so everyday. I had no idea which authors or sets she had already gone through, so I looked for something totally different that I reckoned she wouldn't have bought for herself. When searching for fantasy books I came across Tom Holt, he sounded kind of odd, and so I bought 4 of his books for her. Move forward a couple of years and she was having a clear out of books she had read, and gave me the 4 back so that i could read them too. Meanwhile i had heard great things about tom Holt and had bought some of his other books.
So the point of this challenge is to read books that have been sitting in the bookcase for ages, and I now have about 7-8 of these Tom Holt books, and have not read any of them...till now
I loved this book and can't wait to read the others.
Here is my review.
The Portable Door by Tom Holt …
I loved this book. I was so sad for it to end.
This tale is a love story, a who-dunnit, a fantasy,a comedy...
As I started reading this book I just thought it was plain weird, and wasn't sure at all that I would enjoy it, but I was soon drawn completely into the story and found it to be really,really cleverly written.
Basically, a young man gets what he thinks is a boring office job. He falls hopelessly in love with the girl at the next desk...that's the love story. There are mysterious happenings, missing people and people presumed dead...thats the who dunnit part.
It turns out the office building is owned and run by magicians,witches and goblins! Yes really!
One of the goblins falls for the young man and chaos ensues.
Scary things happen, but it is never a scary/horror story. If you are into mischievous comedy, light hearted fantasy and a bit of romance then you will love this really quirky book.
Now for my art journal page. Boy was this difficult. I couldn't understand why when I had loved the book and had so many ideas, but i guess that's just the way it goes sometimes.
I started with acrylic inks and a hand cut stencil of a sorcerer.
Then I added a map of Australia, some red eyes looking through a letterbox, and some claw marks. Random I know, but all these things appear in the book.
I stamped a little text..and stencilled some cogs around the edge using a metallic wax.
I found some old peel off strips in a drawer and used them to add the 'portable' door.
Then I drew the goblins.. I left them uncoloured, apart from the eyes. On the right is the review, rolled up and held in place with 2 loops.
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