Friday, November 16, 2012

Jasper Fforde - Alternative Novelist

 I got a recommendation from a blog I read that led me to the works of Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde (born 11 January 1961) is a British novelist. Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. Fforde is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels, although he has written several books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and has begun two more independent series: The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey.

I started with The Eyre Affair and went from there. His books are well written and present an alternative literary reality. Thursday Next one of hios characters has to find the villain who has stolen Jane Eyre out of her book. Forget about reality, but the book is a great read for those who like dystopian and alternative reality writings.

Highly recommended author. I just found out today that he is 51 years old (or young). I got the sense from reading the book that he was much younger.

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