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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Alliebadger - LibraryThing
I like Tom Holt's literary flair (for example, "if energy and enthusiasm were money, he'd be Greece" or "it was as welcome as a Klingon battle cruiser at a garden party"), but overall, I felt sort of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - michdubb - LibraryThing
A creative book, but the ending was a bit of a disappointment. Some of the worlds Theo visited were quite fun and there were some amusing scenes. Read full review