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Category: humourous fantasy
First published: 2 May 1996
Publisher: Orbit, published 2 May 1996
ISBN: 1857233654, Hardcover, 314 pages
Size: 21.8 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm
Publisher: Orbit, published 5 Dec 1996
ISBN: 1857233875, , 320 pages
Size: 17.6 x 10.2 x 2.2 cm
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 1 Oct 2009
ISBN: B002TXZROU, Kindle edition, 320 pages
This novel is included in the omnibus Mightier Than the Sword: Omnibus 2.
"My Hero - Sharp, sparkling and seriously funny"
Book synopsis (The back of the book says)
Writing novels? Piece of cake, surely ... or so Jane thinks.Sneak preview: King Lear extract from the book.
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After reading this book I scribbled down this on the 12th of April 1997
Jane, the famous fantasy-writer, starts to get funny dreams; an author appears in her dreams and tells her that he has been trapped inside his own books for 36 years and need help to get out of there. Well, of course she feel the urge to help out a fellow author...
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Quotes from My Hero
Luck, like a Russian car, generally only works if you push it.
'I think,' he said slowly, 'that the only reason people think you can't kill a vampire by shoving its head up its own arse is because nobody's ever actually tried it. What do you think, guys?'
There was something - difficult to describe, when you've only got shoddy, post-modernist adjectives to work with - cheerfully revential in his manner, as if he had just seen the Messiah and remembered that the Messiah owed him twenty quid.
Tact comes as naturally to full-bore handguns as, say, ice-skating to African elephants, but there comes a time when an exceptional individual is prepared to stand up and break the mould.
'Listen,' Regalian said, 'I'm holding my watch close to the phone so you can hear the ticking. Fifty-seven, fifty-eight, fifty-nine - there, another gullible idiot's just been born, you have company.'
'Ah. That might be a problem. You see, I havn't actually got any money over here. Not as such.'
Rossfleisch explained (at least, presumably it was his idea of an explanation, just as the grey fluid you get in styrofoam cups at raliroad stations is somebody's idea of tea.)
He raised his hand, pointed the Colt and fired.
'That maniac's just shot Eeyore!'
Before he could reply, Skinner caught the Piglet's bewildered, terrified stare and his heart sank. 'For the last time,' he said, 'we are not going to kill the pig. Over my dead body.'
Who the devil want to build a ventilation shaft slap bang in the middle of Sherlock Holmes' living room floor?
He didn't smile - he was from Yorkshire, after all - but in some inner chamber of his heart he was satisfied.
'You're a hero. Heroes are supposed to know these things.'
In GermanThis novel has been translated into German and is called:
"Mein Held"Amazon Deutschland (Paperback) Mein Held
382 pages, Size: 18,2 x 11,6 x 3,6 cm
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