Expecting someone taller.

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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(73).

'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(74). 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). Buy Expecting Someone Taller New edition by Holt, Tom (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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This book has also been translated to French and German. My review of this book. After reading this book. I scribbled down this on the.

31st of March ISBN: The Expecting Someone Taller trope as used in popular culture. So it's been a while since you answered the Call to Adventure, and you've had some successes. Codex Alera: Referenced in the first book.

Amara confronts a famous hero stationed with the legionares. Just like The First Tom Holt Omnibus: Flying Dutch & Faust Among Equals (Tom Holt Omnibus), this one, "Tall Stories," is a mismatchedlike the "First Tom Holt Omnibus," the first story, Expecting Someone Taller, is very the second story, Ye Gods, is merely with that other Omnibus, I'm rating this one at the truncated average of the two books: an OK 3 stars out of /5(9).

Expecting Someone Taller is a humorous fantasy novel by British author Tom 's first novel, it is a humorous sequel to Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, set in contemporary England. It was published in hardcover inby Macmillan Publishers in the United Kingdom, and by St.

Martin's Press in the United States. A UK paperback edition was released in by Futura Orbit in Author: Tom Holt. Expecting Someone Taller - Ebook written by Tom Holt. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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Anger or wrath is an intense negative emotion. New!!: Expecting Someone Taller and Anger See. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Expecting Someone Taller () by Holt, Tom/5(4K). 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.

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.

Editions for Expecting Someone Taller: X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in 2. Tall Stories is another omnibus containing two of Tom Holt's beloved comic Expecting Someone Taller, all he did was run over a badger—sad, but hardly it wasn’t Malcolm fisher’s day, for the badger turned out to be none other than Ingolf, last of the Giants.

With his dying breath, Ingolf reluctantly handed to Malcolm two Gifts of Power and ma/5. 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%(9). Looking for books by Tom Holt.

See all books authored by Tom Holt, including Dougnut, and Expecting Someone Taller, and more on Tom Holt - Expecting Someone Taller, Macmillan,First Edition Original blue cloth with dust jacket in good condition. Humorous fantasy novel. Stains to cloth.

Worn spine ends. Worn corners. Minor foxing to page edges. Tanning line to endpapers. White leaves. Text firm and clean. Foxing inside dust jacket. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Holt, Tom, Expecting someone taller. London: Macmillan, (OCoLC) Material Type: Fiction.

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All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants. 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.

Basic Trope: A character meets another character for the first time and, due to the legendary status of that character, expected someone larger. Straight: Alice meets Bob and expected a taller person due to Bob's reputation as a badass.; Exaggerated: Alice expected a is a little bigger than a small child.

Downplayed: Alice admits Bob is tall but in her imagination, she always. 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.

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Get this from a library. Expecting someone taller. [Tom Holt] -- All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants. With his dying breath he reluctantly gave Malcolm two gifts of power and made him.

In Expecting Someone Taller, the badger in question is actually the disguised frost giant Ingolf, possessor of Nibelung's Ring and Tarnhelm. (If that doesn't ring a bell, perhaps you should bone up on your Germanic folklore or, if you prefer, epic Wagnerian operas.

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In the games it made no difference since his sprite was simply scaled up, but when Glynn appears at conventions, more than one fan was, well, expecting someone taller.

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