Falling Sideways

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
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From the moment the first Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilisation. Fire. The Wheel. Running Away from furry things with big teeth and, after a great deal of time, coming back and bravely nuking their descendants from orbit, are all testament to man's ultimate ascendancy.

It is a noble story, a triumph of intelligence over adversity and, of course, completely and utterly wrong.

For one man believes he has discovered the hideous truth: that every great civilisation in history has, rather embarrassingly, been founded, run and then cunningly manipulated by a small gang of devious frogs.

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User Review  - stephengoldenberg - LibraryThing

A Danish novel that has no connection to Scandinavian Noir or Danish politics a la Borgen. Nevertheless it's very good storytelling with a well drawn list of characters and an astute pictues of modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

The plot was interesting, imaginative and unexpected. Unfortunately it started to get too convoluted near the end. Also there were a lot of British references that I didn't understand. It was a fun read, but I wouldn't consider it a must read book. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Tom Holt's first book was published when he was just thirteen and, to his horror, he was hailed as an infant prodigy. While studying at Oxford however he discovered Bar Billiards and turned from poetry to comic fiction.

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