Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky, this is entertaining fun
Fans of Jasper Fforde's unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British cosiness will not be disappointed with his first novel in six years
Make(s) us look at our world anew
Praise for Early Riser
Praise for Jasper Fforde
a zany send-up of all things British
A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination
Douglas Adams would be proud
Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde
Fforde pours his brilliant imagination into every corner of this world
'Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett
Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure.
It's been worth the wait
Jasper Fforde lunacy at its best
No summaries can do justice to [Fforde's] sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality'
Reading a Fforde novel feels like taking off on a magic carpet, only to be picked up by another and another and taken on new flights of fantasy . . . When the plot is thundering along, peppered with jokes, lively dialogue and silly names . . . you just sit back and enjoy the ride.
The master of the alternative universe
the thriller aspect is propulsive
True literary comic genius
Fforde keeps the puns and neologisms coming thick and fast while exploring every facet of his novel's intriguing premise