Book review: The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde

Read in the Hodder and Stoughton hardback edition. This represents a return to fform ffor Fforde, after the disappointing “One of Our Thursdays is Missing”. The seventh in the Thursday Next series, eighth if you count “The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco”, sees Thursday recovering from injuries sustained in a kidnapping attack, and feeling her age.Continue reading “Book review: The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde”

Book review: One of our Thursdays is Missing – Jasper Fforde

The law of diminishing returns is setting in for this series. Fforde keeps delivering his linguistic pyrotechnics, clever plot twists, and his imaginative recasting of the world of fiction. And yet I can’t deny my interest is waning, and as a result I fear I will end up focussing on minor flaws which in early booksContinue reading “Book review: One of our Thursdays is Missing – Jasper Fforde”

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Something Rotten is the fourth in Jasper Fforde’s “Thursday Next” series. I am a big fan of Fforde – he has a comic inventiveness mixed with erudition that is rare in today’s literature. He is hard to categorise – comic fiction certainly, but that is only the start of it. In Thursday Next he has createdContinue reading “Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde”

The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde

Today I finished the Well of Lost Plots, the third in the Thursday Next series. This is great fun – Fforde is respectful towards his far ranging sources, the central character is a strong resourceful woman and he throws ideas around with an energy that has drawn justifiable comparisons with Douglas Adams. Justifiable but weContinue reading “The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde”