I love to read and I read for fun. Escape and imagination are great reasons to love a book.
I found it hard to finish this because the story had so many details that made no sense. I got it as a first in series but there must be another book that comes first. there are wonderful scenes in the book that got me through to the end.
James Randi Fan
big Jasper Fforde fan and Susan does a wonderful job bringing the characters and story to life.
Stuck through it for book club. I loved bits and pieces but the story didn't grab me for some reason which was a shame because I really wanted to like this book. comparison to harry potter, Jos wheaton and monty python is misleading... didn't think it measured up to those three. had grown to like the book by end of it. Horrible narration. Took me 10hrs to get used to her voice. Wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this book but the ideas in the book make for good conversation
What could a first book do but be a phenomenal introduction to the second. Journey with Thursday as she begins her life with SpecOps and as a literagent...
The book itself is such a visual piece of art that it's impressive to have such a successful audible copy. Applause all around
Narration was boring and dull. Why are works of literature under so much security? Please explain more clearly. Ending on Jane Eyre was brought up multiple times. Why? A villain who has no motivation to be evil with unreasonable powers. Just is evil and apparently likes killing people. Also make him a lecturer (nudge wink... eyeroll). Better villain please.
Dont know. Back to the search like Galactus, eternally hungry and searching. My search helper, the audible rating system, tries to feed me tasteless stuff.
I think so. The narrator sounded tired and bored.
The going into the book scene, time stop scene, sudden sports car appearance scene etc. etc.
I read this book was not published for a long time. I think it should have stayed that way. I heard about Fforde (extra F mate) from another review that had Forde mentioned in the same sentence as Pratchett and as though their work was similar. This review is dedicated to you Sir. You are a m-word, a t-word, a k-word etc. etc.
I'm a wife a mom and love to read.
I didn't hate it nor did I love it, Jasper Fforde, unknown to me until I was searching for something to spend my credit on, after having one disappointment after another, I took a chance on this odd and some times confusing, new world, with twisted characters and even more twisted history, I find myself in deep like with Thursday Next.
Ms. Next is witty, sometimes annoying, and her best feature, she's competent and not to stupid to live.
I admit this book will not appeal to everyone. If you are looking for a light easy read, with a bit of mystery and romance this book isn't it. One thing that left me slightly disappointed was the lack of actual romance between Thursday and Landen.
The one thing that sold the book as a 3.5 for me was the narrator Susan Duerden, she captures even the smallest minor character's voice. And honestly while I'm planning on continuing this series, I'm a little bummed to find that Susan isn't the reader.