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Jasper Fforde

Has anyone read any Jasper Fforde? I'm three books into the Thursday Next series (in which Special Operations agents police fictional worlds and dodos are a favored pet) and I just wrapped up Shades of Grey (in which social standing is based on color perception and a significant problem in society is the relative lack of spoons), and I'm finding them fantastically fun.

Enough so to possibly do Yuletide after all.

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flake_sake
Sep. 15th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
I love Jasper Fforde, the later Thurdsday Next books are not so great but the early ones are brilliant. Also "The Last Dragonslayer". Shades of Grey is my favourite so far, because he works the premise so nicely.

I feel a bit sorry for the book now...it will probably be confused with the abysmal 50 Shades of Grey.
peroxidepirate
Sep. 18th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
I had heard the Thursday Next books drop off in quality, so I'm taking my time with the rest of the series. I'll have to check out "The Last Dragonslayer."

"I feel a bit sorry for the book now...it will probably be confused with the abysmal 50 Shades of Grey."

Agreed. Apparently Fforde's Shades of Grey is meant to be a trilogy eventually, and I wonder if he'll change the name of the series.
kitty_ryan
Sep. 15th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Fforde! I would also recommend is Shades of Grey.
peroxidepirate
Sep. 18th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Ok I just finished Shades of Grey and it is IN MY BRAIN.
cranky__crocus
Sep. 15th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have read Jasper Fforde! I love Thursday Next! I'm not sure I made it to Shades of Grey but it's been a while since I read it--coming on five years now. I'd enjoy reading them again some time, but of course there are other books I haven't read that I'd like to as well. :P

Oh, a Jasper Fforde Yuletide story! Amazing!
peroxidepirate
Sep. 18th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
"I'd enjoy reading them again some time, but of course there are other books I haven't read that I'd like to as well."

That's the best/worst feeling!

I seriously cannot recommend Shades of Grey enough, though. It's like... Thursday Next crossed with The Hunger Games.
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