• 11 . 03 . 11
  • Fforde goes further into narrative deconstruction than he did with The Eyre Affair, using books themselves as a device for exploring new worlds and new locations. Famous characters from every genre and period fly past in a literary whirlwind as he once again demonstrates his passion for the written word. The repeated reliance on coincidence […]

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Lost In A Good Book

Fforde goes further into narrative deconstruction than he did with The Eyre Affair, using books themselves as a device for exploring new worlds and new locations. Famous characters from every genre and period fly past in a literary whirlwind as he once again demonstrates his passion for the written word. The repeated reliance on coincidence is a little unsatisfying (even if it is very knowing and self-referential) and Thursday’s nemesis isn’t developed enough to be sufficiently scary, but this is still a great read.