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Jasper Fforde

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Ellie
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Jasper Fforde

Post by Ellie » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:48 am

Anyone read any of Ffordes books? Those that haven't I thoroughly reccomend them, the mans a genius.

Heres his website: http://www.jasperfforde.com

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Post by diamondlil » Sat October 25th, 2008, 8:43 am

I love Jasper Fforde's book and I am constantly trying to recommend them to people!

I am always looking forward to his next book!
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Post by Ellie » Sat October 25th, 2008, 10:02 am

I am always looking forward to his next book!
I'm getting really impatient waiting for it!

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 25th, 2008, 10:08 am

Yes, I love them, too. They're very entertaining. I've read the first three and have Something Rotten and The First Among Equals of the Thursday Next series on my TBR pile. I also have The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear of the Nursery Rhyme series on Mt TBR, too! :o :D
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Post by diamondlil » Sat October 25th, 2008, 10:10 am

I was a little disappointed in The Big Over Easy, but I loved The Fourth Bear.
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Post by Ash » Sat October 25th, 2008, 2:53 pm

I tried reading the first one, and at first thought it wonderful. Then the joke just got old and I got bored. Tried two other times, same thing. Funny because I love books with different takes on stories, but this felt gimmicky to me. I also am not a big mystery fan, so that doesn't help.

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Post by Bellwether » Sun October 26th, 2008, 7:18 pm

I really enjoy Fforde's takes on language use in his prose and dialogue in the Thursday Next series. Also...how do i put this?... his use of visual tactics, like placement of phrases, how the dialogue looks, and the punctuation "burps" (or were they poots?) near the end of the first book. I love the grammar stuff. I think his books are unique in many ways. The Big Over Easy was cute, and the second in that series is in TBR. I don't personally know anyone else who has read them.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun October 26th, 2008, 7:36 pm

Welcome Bellwether!

I am forever trying to push Fforde's books onto my friends whenever they are looking for a new book.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue October 28th, 2008, 11:12 am

[quote=""Ash""]I tried reading the first one, and at first thought it wonderful. Then the joke just got old and I got bored. [/quote]

I partly agree with this. I've read the first three or four in the Thursday Next series and have a couple of others that I haven't got to yet. I did feel it was a case of diminishing returns but I'll probably continue when I get round to it.

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