• 21 . 03 . 11
  • Takes a while to get going, with a lot of exposition and a number of seemingly unrelated threads, but really sparkles in the last third as they are expertly woven together. Fforde’s appetite for metaphor and the subversion of narrative mechanics is seemingly boundless. This thinly veiled critique on modern society’s lack of attention span […]

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First Among Sequels

Takes a while to get going, with a lot of exposition and a number of seemingly unrelated threads, but really sparkles in the last third as they are expertly woven together. Fforde’s appetite for metaphor and the subversion of narrative mechanics is seemingly boundless. This thinly veiled critique on modern society’s lack of attention span is… (what was I saying?) very good indeed.