Doughnut by Tom Holt

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The doughnut is a thing of beauty.
A circle of fried doughy perfection.
A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps.
For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.

Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money.

Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.

By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself.

This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut.

About Tom Holt

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Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in on the breeze from the local meat-packing plant.
Published March 1, 2013 by Orbit. 387 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Buzzy Mag

... Doughtnut - Book Review. Physicist Theo Bernstein shifts a decimal place the wrong way and accidentally blows up the Very Very Large ...

Jun 07 2013 | Read Full Review of Doughnut


Over the years Tom Holt has been often compared to Douglas Adams and Terry Prattchett but, if you ask me, for the whole host of wrong reasons.

Apr 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Doughnut

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