jasper fforde

  1. Victoria Silverwolf

    Writers referring to their own works in their fiction

    I happen to be reading Bright New Universe (1967) by Jack Williamson, and this bit of self-reference shows up in dialogue early in the novel. This is obviously a reference to Williamson's own novel The Humanoids. Ever see something like this elsewhere?
  2. Vertigo

    Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

    The continuing adventures of Thusday Next, literary detective, based in an altogether more colourful alternative world to our own, though one that still has Swindon in it. A world where literary crimes can spill out of fiction and into the real and the real can sometimes spill into the world of...
  3. Guttersnipe

    Jasper Fforde?

    I just scanned some summaries by novels written by Jasper Fforde (I forget how I alighted on him) and I think his ideas really sound appealing to me, considering how a lot of them seem to be about alternate histories. Is there a novel of his you find particularly compelling or quintessential to...
  4. Vertigo

    The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde

    Journalist Henrietta ‘Goldilocks’ Hatchett has disappeared just before breaking a story about unexplained exploding cucumbers. She was last seen alive by the Three Bears and now Detective Jack Spratt and his sidekick Mary Mary must unravel the mystery that seems to keep leading them back to the...
  5. Vertigo

    The Big over Easy by Jasper Fforde

    Take a big pot and throw in a murder mystery or two, add as many nursery rhymes as you can remember, simmer over a low heat for a few hours and serve. What you end up with might be something similar to The Big Over Easy. This is fairly typical Jasper Fforde fair; clever, witty spoof that makes...
  6. A

    One of Our Thursdays Is Missing-Jasper Fforde

    One of Our Thursdays Is Missing Jasper Fforde Viking, Mar 8 2011, $25.95 ISBN: 9780670022526 In BookWorld, the dispute between the various genres has not always been civilized as insults are literally ugly. The Council of genres tries to keep the peaceful coexistence from becoming a book...
  7. Vertigo

    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

    3/5 stars Enter the crazy world of Thusday Next, where the border between fiction and reality is becoming distinctly blurred. An alternate reality/history (or is it just one whose history has been altered by the French revisionists?) where the pet of choice is a gene-spliced Dodo, where...
  8. Dave

    Jasper Fforde - Shades of Grey series

    There is already a thread here on his Thursday Next series but I thought Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron was so brilliant (pun intended) that the series deserves it's own thread + I have lots of questions that need answers. From the other thread: I'm in the same position as aboyes. I...
  9. Vertigo

    Jasper Fforde - Thursday Next series

    I have just stumbled on this series by Jasper Fforde. I have never read anything by him and have no idea about his stuff. This series seems to be kind of alternative reality thing and very definitely comedy/satire. As best I can understand it it is set in Bookworld - a world created by all the...
  10. MattyK

    Jasper Fforde

    Has anyone read either of his book series, the Thursday Next or Nursery Crime books? Both very entertaining and very funny in my opinion. They're not science fiction, suppose they could fit into fantasy as while they are both set in England, they are both sort of in a parallel universe. The...
  11. A

    Jasper Fforde

    I suddenly remembered the delightful Thursday Next books. I've read the first few but didn't follow up. Have anyone read the latest First Among Sequels and his two nursery crimes books and what do you think about them?
  12. Culhwch

    'The Fourth Bear' - Jasper Fforde

    While I was reading one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books, a friend of mine asked what it was about. After trying for five fruitless minutes to explain even a tenth of the gist, I gave up. Thankfully, while his newest offering, The Fourth Bear, is not nearly so convuluted, it is just as...
  13. Joel007

    Jasper Fforde

    Should he be included in the list of authors? Personally I fell in love with his work as soon as I'd finished the first chapter of The Well Of Lost Plots (yes I didn't read the first book first). And since then I've read all of the Next books and I'm awaiting an amazon delivery of The Big Over...
  14. dwndrgn

    Jasper Fforde Interview

    http://bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm?author_number=737 I just read this interview and found it fun and amusing. Since Fforde's Thursday Next series has been mentioned here before I thought I'd share.
  15. Leto

    Jasper Fforde

    As someone as already read some of his books ? I may have an opportunity to interview him and I need every info you can give me. Thanks for your help.