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.
Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde
Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure.
'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
No summaries can do justice to the sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality of the works, nor to their vast repertoire of intricate wordplay and puns
I love to dive into Jasper Fforde's books. They're wildly imaginative but he makes you believe every word. Where else can you encounter a ditzy dodo, a deadly chimera and a straight-as-an-arrow detective investigating what really happened to Humpty Dumpty? Great stuff.
Praise for Jasper Fforde
Praise for Early Riser
It's been worth the wait
Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky, this is entertaining fun
Fforde pours his brilliant imagination into every corner of this world
The master of the alternative universe
Make(s) us look at our world anew
Jasper Fforde lunacy at its best
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
a zany send-up of all things British
the thriller aspect is propulsive
Fforde keeps the puns and neologisms coming thick and fast while exploring every facet of his novel's intriguing premise
Brilliantly funny . . . His relentless imagination and his affection for his characters are contagious and irresistible