5 edition of I Was Expecting Someone Taller found in the catalog.
January 16, 1991
by Porcepic Books
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||52|
Expecting Someone Taller. by TomHolt (Author) Used Paperback $ $ Save:$ (69%) Quantity. Temporarily out of stock. Add to wishlist. More Information Format: Paperback Pages: Edition: New edition Publisher: Orbit Published: 25 Jul ISBN ISBN Sue Nevill is the author of I Was Expecting Someone Taller, and co-author of Quintet: Themes & poetry has been widely published in such Canadian literary periodicals as The Antigonish Review, CV2, Event, The Fiddlehead and The New is a longtime resident of .
Expecting Someone Taller what they got was Malcolm! All he did was run over a badger - sad, but hardly catastrophic. But it wasn't Malcolm Fisher's day, for the badger turned out to be none other than Ingolf, last of the Giants. I liked this book, the first that Tom Holt wrote and the first that I have actually read. The fact that the. Larry Heinemann – Paco's Story ( National Book Award for Fiction) Tom Holt – Expecting Someone Taller; Josephine Humphreys – Rich in Love; Dương Thu Hương – Bên kia bờ ảo vọng (Beyond Illusions) John Jakes – Heaven and Hell; Tahar Ben Jelloun – La Nuit sacrée (The Sacred Night).
I Was Expecting Someone Taller is actually a collection of people: working people, old people, street people, famous people-from Josephine Baker to Baryshinikov, a woman "lunching out" with Jesus to a barfly. These poetic portraits are truthful, sometimes tinged with black humour, other times political. Although this isn't his best (I'd probably pick Goatsong for that distinction, with Expecting Someone Taller close by), it's a far cry better than the mixed-up hodge-podge that marked Here Comes the Sun and Overtime. Holt's back to formula here, and maybe that's why it works; in this one, a knight from the Arthurian Age is awakened to take 4/5(2).
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'Expecting Someone Taller' is a book with a great premise that it never really lives up to. Malcolm Fisher, a pathetic young Englishman, accidentally kills the last holder of the Ring of the Nieblungs and finds himself unwillingly responsible for the well being of the entire world/5.
Expecting Someone Taller is Tom Holt's take on the aftermath of the Ring des Nibelung opera cycle by Richard Wagner. He takes Wagner's fantastic mythological tale one step further he puts it into everyday life in England, and makes a hysterical novel out of it/5(72). It's a punchline because she really was expecting someone taller — namely, a human.
In Homestuck, the fandom went ballistic when they realized that Doc Scratch, an. Buy a cheap copy of Expecting Someone Taller book by Tom Holt. Inheriting a magic ring from a dying badger, Malcolm Fisher suddenly finds himself in the much-coveted position of Ruler of the World and must fight off many Free shipping over $/5(5).
This book has also been published (February ) in the omnibus Expecting Beowulf. (Available in US only) "Expecting Someone Taller what they got was Malcolm!" Book synopsis (The back of the book says) All he did was run over a badger - sad, but hardly : Expecting Someone Taller is the title of a Tom Holt book, where people say that to the protagonist a lot.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Trumpkin doesn't try to hide his disappointment when he meets the Pevensie siblings in Prince Caspian. Expecting Someone Taller is Tom Holt's take on the aftermath of the Ring des Nibelung opera cycle by Richard Wagner.
He takes Wagner's fantastic mythological tale one step further he puts it into everyday life in England, and makes a hysterical novel out of it/5(71).
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Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. 5/5(2). Expecting Someone Taller: Unsurprisingly, the book uses this trope, or at least a nerdy clerk Malcolm Fisher runs over a badger and wins The Ring of the Nibelung, and with it, rulership of the world, everyone is shocked that such a pathetic wet fish could possibly be the hero of dying badger (who is actually a frost giant in disguise) even drops the title/trope name.
I decided long ago (and haven't yet needed to update) that if offered a classic three wishes style genie then one of my wishes would be "The Tarnhelm, as described in the book Expecting Someone Taller" I have actually only read one other of his books I think, I'll have to pick up Flying Dutch.
Get this from a library. Expecting someone taller. [Tom Holt] -- A meek young Englishman enters the world of Wagnerian myth when he inherits a helmet which allows him to understand the speech of birds and animals, and a ring which supplies him with endless amounts.
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Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group. World of Books USA was founded in See details - Expecting Someone Taller by Holt, Tom Paperback Book The Fast Free Shipping. Intelligent, original and solidly entertaining, Holt is a very good comic fantast and "Expecting Someone Taller" is a superb debut, introducing us to perhaps the nicest of reluctant heroes, Malcolm Fisher.
All his life Malcolm has been conditioned to believe himself a failure, existing only to offer contrast to his altogether more favored sister/5(9). Book recommendations for people who like Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt.
Register for free to build your own book lists. Books. Quotes. Blog. Sign In. Timid Malcolm, driving along a dark road one night meditating on his failures with women, accidentally runs over a badger who, identifying himself as the medieval giant Ingolf, tells Malcolm: ""I was expecting someone taller,"" then hands over the magic ring and a magic hat called the Tarnhelm and dies.
Tom Holt’s first novel “Expecting Someone Taller” is a combination of fantasy and comedy and is a great novel for any fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams. Based on genuine characters and real events of the Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Tom Holt’s first novel is an adrenaline-charged book.
Read "Expecting Someone Taller" by Tom Holt available from Rakuten Kobo. All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants.
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