Jasper Fforde


The eyre affair. How long have I waited for a book like this to come along. You have heard critics using the words Romp......and Delicious........
well I want to use them to in terms of this book. And guess what its not going to make you cry. Finally something new and inventive. Read it with a fork, a spoon, and all the cutlery you have in your house.

>>By iwishiwereabondgirl   (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 15:30)

The second in this series about Thursday Next is out now in paperback - "Lost in a Good Book" - and it's as good as the first one. The allusions and allegories and references are amazing! It's funny and silly and involving and I hope he keeps writing them. There is also a new one out but it's in hardback and my library does not have it - so I'll wait for the paperback edition.

>>By RedReader   (Thursday, 29 Apr 2004 20:09)

But wait! There's more!

He continued the series with 'Well of Lost Plots' and 'Something Rotten'....the tetralogy is an hilarious romp through literature...someone described them a very silly books for clever people and that's how I find them....while the preimses, characters and situations are completely absurd, you are likely to derive more from it if you are reasonably well-read.

He's now started on a new series: The Nursery Crimes, the first of which only came out lin July 2005. I haven't read it yet but I have seen some good reviews. Another one on my list...

>>By Sarcophilus   (Sunday, 21 Aug 2005 15:31)

I read "the Eyre affair" recently and hadn't enjoyed a book so much in a long time. I gave it to a colleague who loved it, too. Just bought "Lost in a good book". Haven't started reading it, although I am dying to. I am keeping it as a treat to cheer me up when I've had a particularly bad day. Anyone read "the big over easy" ? I've heard it is not quite as good as the Tuesday Next series.

>>By Kara   (Saturday, 17 Sep 2005 16:44)

I have read all of his Tuesday Next books, as well as his Nursery Crimes pair, The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear. All of them are smart, engrossing, witty, on many levels. The Nursery Crimes books were written first, but he could not get them published until his success with Tuesday. They are a bit darker, with more fully developed main characters but have the same wit and humor as the Next series. All of them are books that I hate finishing, especially now that I have to wait for the next one.

>>By citykid   (Friday, 7 Sep 2007 16:13)

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