Another interesting Fforde product.
Fforde's word play and innuendos are delightful
I don't know. Some of the narration seemed stiff
I'm very happy to see Jasper Fforde is continuing (or is it restarting) his Thursday Next series. Not quite sure if this rises to the quality of the initial series yet. Time will tell - but for Fforde fans, no going forward in time to peek at the answer.
Good read and the narrator is good. But, if you are going to have Sherlock in the story, you know his character would have been much more dynamic to make it believable.
I love this series and I think the narration of all is excellent. The middle books are perhaps the weaker, but this latest book seemed to return to the swinging narration of the first two. But I'd highly recommend listening/reading to all of them right the way through.
This series is completely out of gas. It's almost painful to listen to. The first three Thursday Next novels, narrated by Elizabeth Sastre were great fun. This one is a slog I'm not sure I can finish. Emily Gray reads so slowly and pauses so long between paragraphs that I think my iPod is broken. Jasper Fforde is incredibly imaginative. I hope he starts fresh next time.
Jasper Fforde is one of the most clever writers I've ever encountered,and sometimes listening to this book I just had to shake my head in amazement at his audactious creativity. Somehow, though, I couldn't wait to get through this book ... I didn't enjoy the story itself as much as others. I kept asking myself: "how can anything this original and creative be boring me?" .. and I don't know the answer.
It wasn't my favorite of the Thursday Next novels. It wasn't my least favorite. If you are unfamiliar with the series you should start with The Eyre Affair. If you already know and love the Next series Fforde doesn't disappoint here.
I found the"alternate universe" premises in this book amusing, charming and delightful. However, it is the fifth book in the series, and I could not figure out lots of it. I have since bought and read the previous four books in the Thursday Next series, and am enjoying this one much more. A fine trip into a fantasy world.
Jasper Fforde is a very talented writer. He references classic literature that most people will recognize even if they haven't read it. His word play is amazing and you never quite know where the story will end up.