Search Results: "Jasper Fforde"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF THE QUARKBEAST by Jasper Fforde
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"For fans of Fforde and the first installment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fforde's signature quirky humor and tongue-in-cheek social commentary persist in the second book of The Chronicles of Kazam trilogy (The Last Dragonslayer, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER by Jasper Fforde
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Mostly for Fforde's fans, although fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Finally, the first in Fforde's fantasy trilogy for young readers, published in the U.K. in 2010, makes it to this side of the pond. Read full book review >

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ONE OF OUR THURSDAYS IS MISSING by Jasper Fforde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Your appreciation of Fforde will depend solely on your tolerance for self-conscious, and occasionally slick, literary cleverness."
Any intersection between Fforde's novels and a recognizably real world are almost entirely coincidental, for he's most at home in constructing insouciant (and elaborate) literary fantasies. Read full book review >

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LOST IN A GOOD BOOK by Jasper Fforde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels should check out Fforde's engagingly skewed comic utopia. As one of his characters predicts: the likely result will be 'paroxysms of litjoy.'"
A lively, pun-packed sequel to the Welsh novelist's debut, The Eyre Affair (2002). Here, his lissome literary detective once again prowls the mean streets and elusive texts of classic English literature. Read full book review >

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SHADES OF GREY by Jasper Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"All this is serenely silly, but to dispel a black mood and chase away the blues, this witty novel offers an eye-popping spectrum of remedies. A grateful hue and cry (as well as sequels) may be anticipated."
The world of the near future is anything but an ashen wasteland in the impish British author's refreshingly daft first volume of a new fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE BIG OVER EASY by Jasper Fforde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 25, 2005

"Shallow and snarky, though the concept is clever."
Humpty Dumpty fell off his wall, and the Nursery Crimes Division opened an investigation. Read full book review >

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THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2002

"Still, it's a welcoming and amusing place to pass a few hours."
An unusually sure-footed first novel, this literary folly serves up a generally unique stew of fantasy, science fiction, procedural, and cozy literary mystery—but in the end is more dancing bear than ballet. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF ZOLTAR by Jasper Fforde
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Well-plotted, intelligent hilarity. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Jennifer Strange's latest adventure isn't a quest, but that's only because quests require approval from the Questing Federation. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO DIED A LOT by Jasper Fforde
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Literary know-it-alls will cackle over the reappearance of Millon de Floss, the Hay-on-Wye reference, and the notion that books and their upkeep really matter. Those less addicted to puns, time warps, and intergalactic humor will reach for the Excedrin."
The seventh romp through time, space, and literary arcana for beleaguered superheroine Thursday Next (One of Our Thursdays is Missing, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRST AMONG SEQUELS by Jasper Fforde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2007

"Vertiginous cleverness here proves to be almost too much of a good thing."
Thursday Next returns in another postmodern literary detective fantasy from Fforde (The Big Over Easy, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS by Jasper Fforde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2004

"Like anchovies, Wagner, and Helmut Newton: will greatly appeal to people with unusual tastes—and befuddle everyone else."
Third course in a feast of hyperliterary alternate-reality thrillers (The Eyre Affair, 2002, etc.) may prove too rich for some stomachs. Read full book review >

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JASPER & JOOP by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A winning tale of opposites attracting in spite of the odds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet a Felix and Oscar of the feathered variety in this pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be. Read full book review >