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Jasper Fforde

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He worked for many years in the film industry as a camera technician. He was raised in England, he lives & works in Wales. (Publisher Provided) Author Jasper Fforde was born on January 11, 1961 in London, England. He spent numerous years as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on näytä lisää films such as Quills, Golden Eye, and Entrapment. His first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. He is the author of the Thursday Next, Nursery Crime and Dragonslayer series and the novel Shades of Gray. In 2004, he won the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction for The Well of Lost Plots. In 2013, his title The Last Dragonslayer made The New York Times best seller list. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: I took this picture at one of his US Book Signing events at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. Never miss a chance to see my favorite author :-)


Tekijän teokset

The Eyre Affair (2001) 15,710 kappaletta
Lost in a Good Book (2002) 9,215 kappaletta
The Well of Lost Plots (2004) 8,009 kappaletta
Something Rotten (2004) 6,927 kappaletta
The Big Over Easy (2005) 5,743 kappaletta
First Among Sequels (2007) 5,070 kappaletta
The Fourth Bear (2006) 4,120 kappaletta
Shades of Grey (2009) 4,102 kappaletta
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (2011) 2,426 kappaletta
The Last Dragonslayer (2010) 2,283 kappaletta
The Woman Who Died a Lot (2012) 1,749 kappaletta
Early Riser (2018) 1,229 kappaletta
The Song of the Quarkbeast (2011) 979 kappaletta
The Eye of Zoltar (2014) 614 kappaletta
The Constant Rabbit (2020) 582 kappaletta

Associated Works

Voices from the Past (2011) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
The Last Dragonslayer [2016 film] — Original book — 2 kappaletta

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Red Side Story - February 6th 2024, Fforde Ffans (heinäkuu 2023)
The Woman Who Died a Lot, Fforde Ffans (helmikuu 2013)
Shades of Grey, Fforde Ffans (maaliskuu 2012)
Fforde Ffebruary general discussion thread, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (helmikuu 2012)
One of Our Thursdays is Missing, Fforde Ffans (heinäkuu 2011)
The Fourth Bear, Fforde Ffans (kesäkuu 2011)
***Group Read: The Eyre Affair, 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (joulukuu 2010)
Book Discussion: The Eyre Affair - SPOILER FREE Thread, The Green Dragon (maaliskuu 2009)
First Among Sequels Discussion Thread, Fforde Ffans (syyskuu 2008)


Supposed to be hilarious, but after 165 pages I hadn't even smiled, so I guess I just don't get it. Recommended by at least one reader for those who like "humor, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, literature & language" -- all of which I like, but it didn't seem to help.
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Abcdarian | 604 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
There's a feeling you get when reading a certain type of book. A sense of calm and wonder settles over you, letting you know you are being transported to another world. A world that is fascinating and alien and will allow you to completely disappear into it for hours. Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde is that kind of book.

Chromatica is as unique and vivid as Tolkien's Middle Earth or any other created universe you care to name. Only much more humor-filled.

Society in Chromatica is hierarchically governed by what color you can see, and to what degree you can see that color. Purple, yellow, and red are at the top, green at the bottom, and grey, those who can see no color to any significant degree are the much despised but essential working class.

Despite 15 years between books, Red Side Story picks up right where Shades of Grey left off. Eddie Russett who can see more than 86 percent red (87 percent if you round up), has relocated to the remote East Carmine along with Jane Grey, who recently discovered she can see a small degree of green. Their relationship is illicit, as Eddie is engaged to a high-seeing purple, Violet deMauve. Violet detests Eddie, but his high percentage of red will keep the family line from straying into the less desirable blue.

The world of Chromatica is built on the remnants of a previous civilization in a future sort of England. Objects or machines they can't understand are forbidden or ignored under a rigid set of rules that are periodically and haphazardly updated. For example, gloves are forbidden to be worn but required to be manufactured. Bending, evading, or flat-out ignoring the rules is almost an art form. Cause too much of a problem and you may become afflicted with the Mildew, a mysterious disease that seems to affect only the troublemakers.

Eddie and Jane know there are mysteries to be solved about their world and how such an unjust society came to be. They are determined to make changes, no matter how long it takes or how much danger they find themselves in.

Any Jasper Fforde novel is also going to be humorous. Filled with puns, situational humor, and downright amusing characters. Red Side Story has such a compelling plot that the humor sometimes catches you off-guard, resulting in several laugh-out-loud moments. The world-building is incredibly complex and the characters are so compelling you could spend a library full of books just following them around.

The ending of the story is surprising, satisfying, and for me, quite emotional. This would be an amazing duology if the Shades of Grey story ends here. It is also clear that this world has many more stories to tell. I would love to return to this world, but even if there are no more books in this world, this is one of my favorite series of all time.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher.
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tottman | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
This book was downright insulting to one's intelligence. Amateurish, pretentious garbage -- Fforde thinks highly of his own humor and the condescending tone of the heroine grates immediately.

The plot is awful, the romance poorly wedged in, and every character is a cardboard cutout. The pity is, this book had potential and was squandered on literary tricks and cheap gimmicks. For shame, for shame!
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crowsandprose | 604 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
I've had this book on my ereader for ages. So many friends have recommended this series and while I've read other books by Fforde I hadn't gotten around to starting this series.

Based on the recommendations from friends I was pretty sure I'd love it and I was right. It's different, it's funny, it's imaginative, it's a little weird but in a great way and I'm looking forward to continuing with the series.

1985 alternate history set in the UK. Things are very different. Pet dodos are common now that they've been regenerated (some versions are better than others). The Crimean War has still not ended and Wales is a socialist state. That's just the beginning

Thursday Next works for the Special Operations branch of Literary Detectives (LiteraTecs) who deal with literary crime. This is definitely a series for book lovers. She's on the trail of Archeron Hades a villainous mastermind who is stealing original literary manuscripts and altering them by entering the stories and removing characters.

It's a whirlwind mix of science fiction, fantasy, and literary history and I loved it.
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SuziQoregon | 604 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 13, 2024 |



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