Brainier silliness is hard to find.
effortlessly readable and unashamedly escapist .
You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. What kind of discovery would make an equivalent impact in our world, if not the discovery of a Shakespearean play? This book is also enhanced if you have read "Great Expectations" although it has to be said that you will not recognise Fforde's Miss Havisham in Dickens' original (although I think the version here is definitely an improvement !). Average Customer Ratings. How would you define a coincidence? There are even some people who can jump into and out of books. its mix of surrealism, satire and adventure proves to be totally absorbing.” —Time Out New York “Fforde’s wicked sense of humor and wide-ranging intelligence make every page a joy.” —The New Orleans Times-Picayune “Fforde packs Lost in a Good Book to the rafters with sophisticated literary allusions, numerous interweaving subplots and wildly imaginative details. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
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The main character, Thursday Next, is one of those. There is a wealth of puns and wordplay ion this book as well as the literary references - for those of us who like this sort of thing it is a delight. Brainier silliness is hard to find. Learn more. Delightful, amusing, heartfelt in places and impossible to second guess, just how we like our Thurs. Perfidious players abound in another perfect plot, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2020. eNotes.com will help you with any book or any question. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
. a tale to savor. Stick close to Miss Next as she falls out of time . Please try your request again later. A-.” —Entertainment Weekly, “Car chases, missing husbands, evil villains, a plucky heroine, and the Cheshire Cat. Okay, maybe Lost in a Good Book is a creature with more than the usual number of feet. Jasper Fforde’s latest is mystery at its most fun—with a sci-fi twist.” —Marie Claire, “A joyful read, full of puns, allusions, and sheer fun. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. But it’s exceptionally light on all of them…[Fforde] is irrepressible good company” —The Washington Post, “Enchanting…a tale to savor. It’s obvious from the way he leaves things that Fforde has many more adventures in mind for his heroine; and with so many classics to choose from, Thursday will certainly have plenty of allies on her side.” —The Seattle Times, Enchanting . Harry Potter fans outgrowing Hogwarts should dive in.” —People, “Lost [ in a Good Book] is even more richly crammed with jokes, ideas and action. After Scotland's Civil Wars, the orphaned brothers and sisters of the MacAlpin clan reclaimed the abandoned Dunnochen Castle as their birthright. bond that would endure for years. As a Jane Bond-type heroine of the Literary Spook business, Thursday continues her work in this novel which adds several novel ideas, a whole spate of them rather, to the idea of what constitutes a novel or any sort of writing for that matter. How do coincidences relate to destiny in a world where time travel is a reality? FIRST IN THE ALL-NEW CLAN MACALPIN SERIES. This anthology brings together core classical texts for understanding literature. . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. They share a haunting past...and an unspoken passion. With the former, she erases memory; with the latter, she murders people. What would be the best case to argue in the other fictional trials? [A]n immensely enjoy able, almost compulsive experience.” —The New York Times Book Review, “Fforde [has a] head-spinning narrative agility.
What does he mean by this? A-.” —Entertainment Weekly “Fforde [has a] head-spinning narrative agility. 2nd in the brilliant Thursday Next series. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Be prepared for more craziness and impossible scenarios. Perhaps even more clever than its predecessor [The Eyre Affair], the new story offers a plot stuffed with enough coincidences and characters to make Dickens proud.” —Orlando Sentinel, “The book-jumping high jinks continue in Fforde’s equally whimsical Lost in a Good Book… its mix of surrealism, satire and adventure proves to be totally absorbing.” —Time Out New York, “Fforde’s wicked sense of humor and wide-ranging intelligence make every page a joy.” —The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “Fforde packs Lost in a Good Book to the rafters with sophisticated literary allusions, numerous interweaving subplots and wildly imaginative details. The events of that novel continue to haunt Thursday, however: by imprisoning the villain Jack Schitt in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Thursday has drawn the ire of his half-brother Schitt- Hawse, who just happens to be a Goliath big-wig. “[A]n analogue of Harry Potter just for, adults…effortlessly readable and unashamedly escapist…. The Neanderthals are interesting new characters in the second book. That is a wonderful book in its own right, and introduces you to both Thursday and the alternate universe which she inhabits in much greater detail than is provided in this book.
Thursday also finds herself up against Aornis Hades who seeks revenge for the death of her brother Acheron. Lost in a Good Book resembles whipped cream—as sweet and light as the promise of spring.” —Salon.com “Entertainingly surreal. And so the chase begins, with Thursday determined to find a route into The Raven in order to secure Schitt and guarantee the return of her husband. With the help of her time-jumping father, Great Expectations’ Miss Havisham, and the other literary members of Jurisfiction, Thursday tries to recover Landen and save the world from destruction by pink goo. Would-be wordsmiths and mystery fans will find the surreal genre-buster irresistible.” —Publishers Weekly, “Just what the doctor ordered now, in a world under the shadow of war, at the tail end of a long, cold winter…Lost in a Good Book resembles whipped cream—as sweet and light as the promise of spring.” —Salon.com, “Entertainingly surreal. Readers familiar with Jasper Fforde’s earlier book, The Eyre Affair (2002), are already well acquainted with the brave literary detective Thursday Next who leaps about in famous literary works, battling the evil Acheron Hades and the mammoth Goliath Corporation. . Lost in a Good Book employs many of the mechanisms that made The Eyre Affair a literary success, but most of its appeal undoubtedly resides in its protagonist. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag tooltip. Oddly, this book isn’t listed under comedy or humour on Amazon. In an effort to retrieve one of their operatives, Jack Schitt, from his incarceration in Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, Goliath have removed Landen Parke-Laine from existence, with only Thursday's memories of him intact. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Thursday's grandmother says she cannot die until she has read the ten most boring classics ever written. The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series), First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, Book 5), The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Thursday Next Novel. In his response, Poetics, Aristotle draws on the works of the great Greek playwrights ... Years ago, young John Maxwell Harrison saved little Delaney Wainwright from drowning, forging a psychic ... Years ago, young John Maxwell Harrison saved little Delaney Wainwright from drowning, forging a psychic Do you think it would be ethical to reintroduce extinct species like the dodo and the Neanderthal in our world? . (Critical Survey of Contemporary Fiction). [Fforde] is irrepressible good company” —The Washington Post “Car chases, missing husbands, evil villains, a plucky heroine, and the Cheshire Cat. For those individuals who are not familiar with Jasper FForde's intriguing and delightful heroine Thusday Next, this review can easily be summarized with the very strong advice to read the series in order and start with THE EYRE AFFAIR (4/14/2004 review).
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Schitt-Hawse has Landen eradicated by using rogue time-jumpers to do his dirty work. © 2020 eNotes.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Perhaps even more clever than its predecessor [The Eyre Affair], the new story offers a plot stuffed with enough coincidences and characters to make Dickens proud.” —Orlando Sentinel “The book-jumping high jinks continue in Fforde’s equally whimsical Lost in a Good Book . Unable to add item to List. Harry Potter fans outgrowing Hogwarts should dive in.” —People “Lost [in a Good Book] is even more richly crammed with jokes, ideas and action. Thursday jumps into books, but she also visits Landen in her memories. His novel is satire, fantasy, literary criticism, thriller, whodunit, game, puzzle, joke, postmodern prank and tilt-a-whirl.