+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Lost in a Good Book :  A Thursday Next Series : Book 2 - Jasper Fforde

Lost in a Good Book

A Thursday Next Series : Book 2

Paperback

Published: January 2010
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $19.99
$16.75
16%
OFF
if ordered within

eBook View Product

Published: 1st May 2009
Format: ePUB
$12.99

Jasper Fforde's hit follow-up to THE EYRE AFFAIR.

Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible?

Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday must battle corrupt politicians, try to save the world from extinction, and help the Neanderthals to species self-determination. Mastadon migrations, journeys into Just William, a chance meeting with the Flopsy Bunnies, and violent life-and-death struggles in the summer sales are all part of a greater plan.

But whose? and why?

About the Author

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

'Don't ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original' -- Sunday Express 'Let yourself be entertained by a witty romp' -- Sunday Telegraph 'This year's grown up J K Rowling' -- Sunday Times 'Douglas Adams would be proud' -- Scotsman 'The reader is catapulted in and out of truth and imagination on a hectic, humorous and neatly constructed chase that finishes by tying up every loose end in the most satisfying, novelistic way' -- The Times 'Jasper Fforde's fascinating first novel reads like a Jules Verne story told by Lewis Carroll...Forget all the rules of time, space, and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure as Thursday, with the help of Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester, fights a desperate battle in which Jane herself is in jeopardy.' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously' -- Terry Pratchett 'A stroke of fantasy genius ... Unashamedly silly, but also marvellously intelligent ... Hilarious' -- SFX 20021001 'An absolute joy to read. Is it a crime novel? I couldn't really tell, I was laughing too much.' -- Birmingham Post 20021001 'What Fforde is pulling is a variation on the classic Monty Python gambit: the incongruous juxtaposition og low comedy and high erudition - this scam has not been pulled off with such off-hand finesse and manic verve since the Pythons shut up shop. 'The Eyre Affair' is a silly book for smart people: postmodernism played as raw, howling farce' -- Independent 20021001 'Compulsively readable ... catnip to book lovers ... totally absorbing' -- Time Out New York 20030327 'It is always a privilege to watch the birth of a cult, and Hodder has just cut the umbilical cord. Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters' -- Time Out 20030327 'Dark, funny, complex and inventive, The Eyre Affair is a breath of fresh air, and is easily one of the strongest debuts in years.' -- Locus 20030327 'A decidedly quirky and strangely thought-provoking debut novel' -- Scotland on Sunday 20030327 'The eccentric epic - A read that'll leave you breathless' -- Elle 20030327 'Engaging and captivating ... not just one of the best sequels I've ever read, but one of the best damn books to come out of the UK in some time.' -- Engima 20020801

Jasper Fforde

Jasper began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment. Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their's, Jasper started writing in 1990, and spent ten years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd.

After receiving 76 rejection letters from publishers, Jasper's first novel The Eyre Affair was taken on by Hodder & Stoughton and published in July 2001. Set in 1985 in a world that is similar to our own, but with a few crucial - and bizarre - differences (Wales is a socialist republic, the Crimean War is still ongoing and the most popular pets are home-cloned dodos), The Eyre Affair introduces literary detective named 'Thursday Next'. Thursday's job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare's lost plays, mending holes in narrative plotlines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces.

Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK. In the US The Eyre Affair was also an instant hit, entering the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week of publication.

Since then, Jasper has added another four to the Thursday Next series and has also begun a second series that he calls 'Nursery Crime', featuring Jack Spratt of The Nursery Crime Division. In the first book, 'The Big Over Easy', Humpty Dumpty is the victim in a whodunnit, and in the second, 'The Fourth Bear', the Three Bear's connection to Goldilocks disapperance can finally be revealed.

In January 2010 Jasper will be revealing a new book, called 'Shades of Grey', in which a fragmented society struggle to survive in a colour-obsessed post-apocalyptic landscape. Don't worry, it's not that serious.

Jasper lives and writes in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

Visit Jasper Fforde's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780340733578
ISBN-10: 0340733578
Series: Thursday Next
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1