Its amazing that an entire series can be written about the power of British pluck. Anything could happen in these stories. No device needs to be supported by the rest of the story as long as the main character has her tea at regular intervals.
This series is not bad, and its not very good either, and inexplicably, I have read every single book in the series and am looking forward to more. how could I possibly rate this without missleading a little.
I highly recommend reading Jasper Fforde's series about the magic world of books in the order in which they were written. Not to do so will confuse the reader. Having said that - the newest book, while not the best - is great fun and leaves the reader with a cliff-hanger for an ending. Can't wait for the "Second Among Sequals."
True to the Sequel Curse, this one isn't worth the effort. Too bad, too, because I really liked the other literary world books by this author. This one is definitely not in the "good to go" book category, and will probably be forever consigned to "best left on the shelf."
i love, love, love Jasper Fforde. He is crazy orginal and funny. this is the first time i have tried to listen to one of his Thursday Next novels and i had the hardest time because of all the charaters. this is one that might best be READ.
A very excellent addition to the Thursday Next series. There were some slow moments toward the beginning but as a lover of this series I can be forgiving---plus it picked right up!
You'll love it.
It started a little slow, and I thought maybe Thursday had been tapped out. But then it became one of the best books I have listened to. As usual he wraps up all the loose ends, even ones that you hadn't realized were loose. Very satisfying.
The narrator was wonderful. She nailed every voice (male and female) so well that I never thought about who was reading, just the character.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I love the literary humore of Jasper Fforde. These books are witty and intelligent and fun. They always make me happy.