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Jasper Fforde -cool stuff!

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by The waveguide, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. The waveguide

    The waveguide Member

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    Sometimes ago I was desperate from this grey cruel unjust world, and I was looking for a funny and kind book here.


    Somebody advised the Jasper Fforde SciFi book series - and that was awesome! I really suggest reading it, whoever still had not. I could not believe that I omitted him till now! I can not stop laughing when I read his books, so that people at home look at me strangely these days :D

    Trully recommended!
     
  2. Proofreader

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    Seriously good stuff!
     
  3. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    I did learn about Fforde here. In fact, I have picked up The Well of Lost Plots because of the recommendations here.

    I will get to it, I suppose, but I've always this trepidation of trying out stuff not at the beginning of a series (I believe The Well of Lost Plots is not the first in the series).

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  4. MonkeyCatcher

    MonkeyCatcher New Member

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    I think that it's the third - the first is The Eyre Affair and I believe the next is The Big Over Easy.
     
  5. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    Well I hope jumping in won't leave me with a bad impression, cause the Eyre Affair is extremely difficult to track down.

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  6. Ell

    Ell Well-Known Member

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    ds, I think Fforde reiterates the background of the main characters well enough that you'll catch on pretty easily. I've read the first three (didn't know another one was coming out) and they're a very entertaining read. It's fun just seeing how many of the literary allusions you can catch (you'll know what I mean when you read it). Enjoy!
     
  7. The waveguide

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    I would recommend to start from the first one. I picked the first one by mistake the first :) and I was very happy I did so. The books are made in series. Although they jump there in time, still some frame of reference should be kept for following the events :)
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    The Big Over Easy is actually part of the spin-off series "Nursery crime" (starring police officers Jack Spratt and Mary Mary)... here's the lists:

    The Thursday Next books:
    The Eyre affair
    Lost in a good book
    The well of lost plots
    Something rotten
    First among sequels
    (July 2007 :D :D :D )

    Nursery Crime:
    The big over easy
    The fourth bear


    They're all really great, except perhaps that The fourth bear was a little repetitive of The big over easy... But genius on routine is still genius! :)

    *mrkgnao*
     
  9. phil_t

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    I read The Big Over Easy a little while ago, and it was really terrific. I hadnt enjoyed Something Rotten quite as much as the rest of the Thursday Next series, so this new direction was terrific. Loving all the (sometimes obscure) nursery rhyme references, and its great trying to spot them all :)

    Phil
     
  10. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    Dude... how are you? Been a while... back for good?

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  11. phil_t

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    Yeah, I might stick around for a while :) Nice to be remembered!!

    Phil
     

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