The Portable Door

Front Cover
Orbit, Feb 1, 2004 - Fiction - 404 pages
24 Reviews

Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of J. W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course.

They're away with the goblins.

Mister Tom Holt, Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel, cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
7
3 stars
9
2 stars
2
1 star
2

Review: The Portable Door (JW Wells & Co. #1)

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

More of a 3.5 than a 3. I found it to be a quick, fun read. The plot was a little corny and the main character was grating after a while. But overall, I enjoyed it and found the story to be reasonably innovative. My first Tom Holt book and I'd consider reading another. Read full review

Review: The Portable Door (JW Wells & Co. #1)

User Review  - John Wiswell - Goodreads

My second Tom Holt novel, and he's quickly becoming a go-to humorist to read when I'm in rough spots. In The Portable Door we meet Paul, a perennial loser who lands a job at a highly eccentric law ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Tom Holt is the author of such comic fantasy classics as: Expecting Someone Taller, Who's Afraid of Beowulf?, Flying Dutch, Ye Gods!, Overtime, Here Comes the Sun, Grailblazers, Faust Among Equals, Odds and Gods, Djinn Rummy, My Hero, Paint Your Dragon and Open Sesame

Bibliographic information