The hunger games by suzanne collins harry potter and the order of the. My books have been variously described as fantasy, scifi, comedy and crime and often a mixture of all four. In order to determine whether bookjumping into a book of choice is deemed appropriate or not, the book cover is either. For anyone growing up with fairy tales and nursery rhymes, this is fun. Everyone in wuthering heights has been ordered to attend rage management class. As the author of the eyre affair, jasper fforde is an ideal guest to discuss. The next published book will be early riser, a standalone set in a world in which humans have always hibernated. The thursday next book series by jasper fforde includes books the eyre affair, lost in a good book, the well of lost plots, and several more. Family life the child of bank of england chief cashier john standish fforde and the greatgrandchild of writer e.
It is impossible to mention the best jasper fforde books without talking about the eyre affair. His first novel the eyre affair was published in 2001, starring the literary detective thursday next. Jasper fforde just recently a previously unknown shakespeare first folio was rediscovered, which once again throws the often unwelcome spotlight on the earlier promore just recently a previously unknown shakespeare first folio was rediscovered, which once again throws the often unwelcome spotlight on the earlier problem manuscripts of shakespeares most famous work, hamlet. Author jasper fforde talks about his book the last dragonslayer, and takes us on a brief tour of hereford, where the book is set. Jasper fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the new york times bestseller list with the eyre affair in 2002.
A thursday next novel 7 book series kindle edition. Left bank books and archon present an sf stl event with bestselling author neal. A former hollywood film exec, jasper fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a grown up j. The big over easy and the fourth bear and the thursday next novels. Goodreads members voted cryptonomicon into the following lists. Described as feisty and loveable, she is in her mid30s and is the daughter of colonel and wednesday next. This is the second book in the thursday next series by jasper fforde. Jasper fforde books list of books by author jasper fforde. This was to start a trend in his work for the fantastical and funny that has been integrated into his work throughout much of his career. Rather than give dates, perhaps well go with the order in which they will be appearing. We visit some of the locations that appear in the book, and event. New early riser winter consul t shirt now available. His writing uses a lot of wordplay, metafiction, parody and are scripted in a tight manner.
To unlock contact details for jasper ffordes agent and jasper ffordes management staff, simply log in or register online today. Coming from british author jasper fforde, this comic fantasy series is now a world renowned collection of novels due to their witty and irreverent take on the genre. Shades of grey ii either a prequel that takes place before the something that happened or well just carry on straight after eddies marriage. The fourth bear is subtitled a nursery crime, and, yes, there are many word plays and allusions throughout this book. While fritz lanham of the houston chronicle took issue with the characters and dialogue, he also wrote, give firsttime british novelist jasper fforde his due. If you like thursday next books, youll love the culture. The previous two books in the thursday next series were covered at length by jon brierley. I finished reading the thursday next series by jasper fforde a while ago and i thought it was brilliant. His father was a prominent economist, while his mother did charity work and was a passionate reader.
Thursday next is the protagonist in a series of comic fantasy, alternate history mystery novels by the british author jasper fforde. Fforde and his four siblings were raised in london and wales. Interview three separate interviews in which jasper fforde discusses the thursday next series, his nursery crime novels and shades of grey, the first in a trilogy set in a future world recognizable as our own but only just three separate interviews in which jasper fforde discusses the thursday next series, his nursery crime novels and shades of grey, the first in a trilogy set in a future. Does jasper fforde intend a sequel to shades of grey. He has published two books in the loosely connected nursery crime series, and has published the first books of two additional independent series, the last dragonslayer and shades of grey. Readalikes for jasper fforde if you like jasper fforde. Our main character is jack sprattyes, that jack sprat whose first wife died of complications from obesity. Contact me on my usual email, jasperat with an outline of what. Time out new york ffordes wicked sense of humor and wideranging intelligence make every page a joy. Welcome to the jasper fforde website overview page. As of 2012, the series comprises seven books, in two series.
Jasper fforde was born in london on january 11, 1961. Jasper fforde biography ui victorian wiki uiowa wiki. The last dragonslayer, the song of the quarkbeast and the eye of zoltar, shades of grey, the nursery crime books. Jasper fforde was born in 1961 and spent his early career in the film industry. Masterpiece theatre meets james bond in the eyre affair, the first novel in jasper ffordes cheeky sleuth series featuring a bookloving, guntoting, witslinging heroine named thursday next. They are noted for their literary allusions, wordplay and tight plots. Fair warning, though, all of his books are exceedingly british, and shades of grey is about as british as a book can be. May 04, 2018 hodders jasper fforde has returned with a new novel, early riser, which sees 99. Jasper fforde webchat as it happened books the guardian. Covers, book downloadable for web authors and the like. Lists that contain cryptonomicon by neal stephenson goodreads. Its still 1985, and thursday is adjusting to married life, trying to teach her pet dodo, pickwick, to stand on one leg, and trying to avoid some of the publicity stunts the special operations network. Jasper ffordes beloved new york times bestselling novel. Fforde was raised in both london and wales with his four siblings until the age of twelve when he was sent to dartington hall school, a boarding school in totnes, devon.
Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next. Jasper fforde is currently considered a single author. Jasper fforde biography life, childhood, children, name. It is remarkably creative, imaginary and a masterpiece full of fun and breathtaking revelations that takes place three months after the end of the eyre affair. With their own universe expanding as the series progresses, there is always more material and content for the franchise to build upon. Reviewer petra mayer says his first book for young adults may feel familiar to thursday. Yes, more books are planned, but whether any and if so how many will actually be written seems to be unclear at this point. How about the wonderful jasper fforde books in his brilliant thursday next novels.
The fforde ffiesta an annual event held in swindon, the town in which the thursday next books are set was launched in 2005. Jasper fforde has 34 books on goodreads with 749875 ratings. Jasper fforde returns with new rich, dark novel the. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. His novels include the happiest people in the world, exley which was a kirkus book of the year, a. Fforde is known mainly for his thursday next novels. He is best known for writing his thursday next series. Fforde remained at dartington until he graduated at the age of eighteen. The novel was rejected 76 times before finally being sold. You can have a look at a potted precis of the books.
As michael berry san francisco chronicle, sept 30, 2007, p. Brock clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, the price of the haircut. Five books or series to read if you like the laundry files. He is the author of several novels, which cross over genres, and are a mixture of fantasy, crime thriller, and humorous fiction. Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next special page next book well, im sort of feeling a little embarrassed what with my recent creative hiatus, from which i now seem to be emerging. Fforde is a master satirist with the quickest of pens. His published books include a series of novels starring the literary detective. The bookjumping high jinks continue in ffordes equally whimsical lost in a good book. Sometimes when youre reading neal stephenson, he doesnt just seem like one of the. Jasper fforde is a bestselling british novelist and the author of thursday next series.
The rabbits from watership down have reproduced in such numbers that only lennie from of mice and men cares to visit anymore. Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the number one sunday times bestseller one of our. Jasper fforde is the author of the witty detective thursday next series of mystery novels, which are noted for their literary allusions, sparkling wordplay, and thrilling plots. Lost in a good book continues the tale of thursday next, a literary detective who saved the day or at least made jane eyre what it is today in the eyre affair. Rowling with his literary fantasies the eyre affair and lost in a. More of this soon the fforde grand central page is probably the best place to start to explore, but the index also covers most things. Below is a list of jasper fforde s books in order of when they were originally published. The probably most uptodate thing i can find from the author at the moment is a short note on his website about a prequel for next year 2018. October 4, 2012 author jasper fforde is well known for his thursday next series of literary fantasies. Not least because before he managed to amass over 70 rejection slips from publishers around the country. Jasper fforde is an english novelist of alternate history and comic fantasy postmodernist novels. Its still 1985, and thursday is adjusting to married life, trying to teach her pet dodo, pickwick, to stand on one leg, and trying to avoid some of the publicity stunts the special. Jan 01, 2010 jasper fforde s new novel has one of the highest, or narrowest, of concepts ive come across in a long time, and as a consequence falls somewhere between sharp and twodimensional.
Ill be working on this in 2020 and am not sure how long it will take to write. Jasper fforde takes readers on a witty, wild ride humpty dumpty and his nursery rhyme mob are threatening a boycott. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. The crimean war is ongoing, dodos have been cloned and are no longer extinct and no one liked the ending of jane eyre. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde. Authors with similar writing style to jasper fforde. Well, im sort of feeling a little embarrassed what with my recent creative hiatus, from which i now seem to be emerging.
Fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. However, it is quite difficult to describe the genre of the books a bit literature, scifi, fantasy and something in between and i find it hard to find. Ffordes first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. The first series is made up of the novels the eyre affair, lost in a good book.
Ben tymens exhaustive guide to the well of lost plots. May 03, 2016 jasper fforde is a good person to ask about the publishing process and making writing work. Jetliners do not exist, nor do computers, but police. Jasper fforde is the critically acclaimed author of the last dragonslayer series. Another question of ffordes shades of grey from fraser stephens. Jasper fforde was born in london on january 11th, 1961. Fforde has also written the shades of grey series, the nursery crimes series, and the youngadult series the chronicles of kazam.
Bottle imps feature in a short story by robert louis stevenson they give you anything. Jasper fforde born 11 january 1961 is a british novelist. However, his work can be summarized in the following best books. Harris the eyre affair by jasper fforde his majestys dragon by naomi novik. It was also the start of fforde s thursday next series. In the eyre affair by jasper fforde book 1 of the thursday next series, the year is 1985.
In thursdays world, an alternate version of 1985 london, literature rules popular cultureaudiences enact and participate in richard iii for friday. Fforde published his first novel, the eyre affair, in 2001. Preorder early riser paperback for july 11th release. Thursday next in first among sequels 2007 is jasper ffordes best yet. Writing and publishing his first book, the eyre affair, in 2001, the writer jasper fforde made his debut on the literary scene with a good impact. Goliath corporation jasper fforde goliath corporation. Thursday next is the protagonist in a series of comic fantasyalternate history novels by british author jasper fforde. Welcome to the website this is the overview of my books so far.
Before his writing career, londonborn fforde worked as a focus puller in the film industry. See the complete thursday next series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. He is the author of the nursery crime and thursday next series. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde thursday next series. Author jasper ffordes complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. Author interview jasper fforde, author of the well of. Overviewwelcome to the website who i am and what i do. She was first introduced in ffordes first published novel, the eyre affair. And all misspellings must be reported at once to the cat formerly. Jasper fforde s first novel to be published was the eyre affair, which was published in 2001. Isolation jottings from the hills of wales merchandiset shirts, prints and more eventsappearances and stuff. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author.557 726 802 918 1470 409 73 812 1004 1395 689 1320 611 668 499 859 1116 765 651 1513 305 1444 1166 762 844 488 1390 330 1136 198