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First published: 1 Jun 2000
Publisher: Orbit, published 3 May 2001
ISBN: 1841490423, Paperback, 288 pages
Size: 2.5 x 11.4 x 17.8 cm
Publisher: Orbit, published 1 Jun 2000
ISBN: 1857239830, Hardcover, 277 pages
Size: 21.6 x 14.4 x 2.8 cm
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 5 Nov 2009
ISBN: B002TZ3DDU, Kindle edition, 288 pages
"'Valhalla' is about a bunch of people who get what they deserve in the afterlife... more accurately, it's about the way we see ourselves, and the problems we create for
ourselves by not facing up to who we really are. Actually, it's about
22 cm X 14 cm X 3cm, assuming you're buying the hardback."
Book synopsis (The back of the book says)
When great warriors die, their reward is eternal life in Odin's great hall, Valhalla. But Valhalla has changed and like any corporation has adapted to survive. Unfortunately nothing could have prepared it for the arrival of currently-dead cocktail waitress Carol Kortright, who is not at all happy.
Reviews of this book
After reading this book David Langford wrote this
Rewriting the classic gods for comic effect is a Tom Holt speciality, and Valhalla returns to Odin the Skyfather, much mistreated in Holt's first funny fantasy Expecting Someone Taller 1987). Valhalla is the afterlife where warriors forever feast, get drunk, laugh at each other and are reborn the next day--the Viking idea of fun. But Odin, a devious bastard, has made changes ...
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