Heather Keith Freeman (jnanacandra) wrote,
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Books #33-34 of 2006

#33: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Hee hee hee.

So, my question after the first in this series (The Eyre Affair) was whether the unevenness of the writing there was Fforde getting his writing legs at the beginning of the series, or simply a flaw in his writing style. I think I can safely say that it was the former, because LiaGB was through-and-through excellent.

I also said of TEA that Fforde didn't have quite the same spark as Connie Willis - but after reading this one, I have to put him in the same league.

No more details, as I don't want to spoil the series for anyone. But if you ever wanted to know what it's really like inside Poe's The Raven, look no further. And rest assured that if you put up with the slow first half of The Eyre Affair, the sequel makes it all worth it.

Though oh, wow, can I just say Jasperfforde.com sucks? Somebody get this man a decent web designer! (Went there to see what the next book in the series was - it's The Well of Lost Plots.)

And, of course, now I was in the mood, so I picked up
#34: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (reread)
A time-travel treasure hunt to the Blitz and Victorian England, this is an old favorite, with all of Connie Willis' absurd unpredictability and over-the-top, yet solidly believable characters, because we really have all known someone like the dread Lady Schrapnell.
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