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Author Topic: Jasper Fforde  (Read 6916 times)
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« on: September 10, 2007, 2:06:38 pm »

Anyone reading this author? I found his latest book, the first Thursday Next sequel, to be not the best, but the others, particularly on audio book format, are great. Very funny and clever.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 6:14:16 am »

I am. Have done since he first started publishing, in fact. I know that Malcha reads him as well.

Like you, I found First Among Sequels to be a bit below par, but that didn't stop me devouring it in the course of an evening.

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 11:06:02 am »

I love the Thursday Next books, but simply couldn't get in to his Jack Spratt ones. I'm eagerly waiting for the paperback First Among Sequels.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 2:40:28 am »

Clever device but does not sustain my interest. But then, little does.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 9:49:58 pm »

I've read them all, starting when The Eyre Affair was published.  First Among Sequels was a little uneven, but I did like the Stiltonistas.

As for Jack Spratt, I didn't like the first one at all but found The Fourth Bear a lot better.
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