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Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Woman Who Died A Lot Author: Jasper Fforde Series: Thursday Next, Book 7 Publisher: Viking Hardcover: 366 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday’s children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday’s career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been;…

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Book Review: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Song of the Quarkbeast Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Series: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 Hardcover: 304 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts…

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Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Title: Shades of Grey Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Viking Adult Hardcover: 390 pages Series Order: Book 1 Summary:(taken from Goodreads) Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color—but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything…

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Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Title: Lost in a Good Book Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Penguin Series: Thursday Next, Book 2 Paperback: 399 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books….

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Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Eyre Affair Author: Jasper Fforde Series: Thursday Next, Book 1 Publisher: Viking Adult Hardcover: 374 pages Summary: (Taken from Goodreads) Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very,very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic…

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