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Jasper Fforde

Author of The Eyre Affair

32+ Works 68,828 Members 2,449 Reviews 691 Favorited
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About the Author

He worked for many years in the film industry as a camera technician. He was raised in England, he lives & works in Wales. (Publisher Provided) Author Jasper Fforde was born on January 11, 1961 in London, England. He spent numerous years as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on show more films such as Quills, Golden Eye, and Entrapment. His first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. He is the author of the Thursday Next, Nursery Crime and Dragonslayer series and the novel Shades of Gray. In 2004, he won the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction for The Well of Lost Plots. In 2013, his title The Last Dragonslayer made The New York Times best seller list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: I took this picture at one of his US Book Signing events at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. Never miss a chance to see my favorite author :-)

Series

Works by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair (2001) 15,562 copies
Lost in a Good Book (2002) 9,167 copies
The Well of Lost Plots (2004) 7,973 copies
Something Rotten (2004) 6,892 copies
The Big Over Easy (2005) 5,714 copies
First Among Sequels (2007) 5,040 copies
The Fourth Bear (2006) 4,097 copies
Shades of Grey (2009) 4,037 copies
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (2011) 2,404 copies
The Last Dragonslayer (2010) 2,252 copies
The Woman Who Died a Lot (2012) 1,729 copies
Early Riser (2018) 1,205 copies
The Song of the Quarkbeast (2011) 962 copies
The Eye of Zoltar (2014) 606 copies
The Constant Rabbit (2020) 568 copies

Associated Works

Voices from the Past (2011) — Contributor — 18 copies
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Last Dragonslayer [2016 film] — Original book — 2 copies

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Discussions

Red Side Story - February 6th 2024 in Fforde Ffans (July 2023)
The Woman Who Died a Lot in Fforde Ffans (February 2013)
Shades of Grey in Fforde Ffans (March 2012)
Fforde Ffebruary general discussion thread in The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (February 2012)
One of Our Thursdays is Missing in Fforde Ffans (July 2011)
The Fourth Bear in Fforde Ffans (June 2011)
***Group Read: The Eyre Affair in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (December 2010)
First Among Sequels Discussion Thread in Fforde Ffans (September 2008)

Reviews

The last (at least so far) book in the Thursday Next series. Listened on audio. Thursday has to come out of retirement to help prevent the end of the world and the domination of the Goliath Corporation. Typical, hilarious, punny stuff.
 
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mahsdad | 91 other reviews | Feb 10, 2024 |
audio fiction (~12.5hrs) - disturbingly familiar satirical dystopian alternate history - in the 1960s, a mysterious Anthropomorphizing Event turned some rabbits (and other creatures) into humanlike forms; 55 years later they have some limited rights in the UK but the conservative humans in power are determined to confine all rabbits to a MegaWarren in Wales by any means necessary.

dark humor and plenty of dangerous threats in a high-quality audio production.
 
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reader1009 | 34 other reviews | Jan 18, 2024 |
Fun because it's set in an alternate 1985, where the Crimean War is still going on and state operatives defend and protect literary works. Thursday Next is very much like Kinsey Milhone of the Sue Grafton books - irreverent, fearless, and lucky. The author uses a lot of literary jokes and even has an audience-cast Richard III play to a house of Rocky Horror-like fans who join in and heckle. It's science fiction too, because owning an original manuscript and controlling a new technology make it possible to change everyone's copy of the book forever, by changing the story. There's also a running gag about who wrote Shakespeare's works, and even a romance.… (more)
 
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lisahistory | 598 other reviews | Jan 16, 2024 |
Fun because it's set in an alternate 1985, where the Crimean War is still going on and state operatives defend and protect literary works. Thursday Next is very much like Kinsey Milhone of the Sue Grafton books - irreverent, fearless, and lucky. The author uses a lot of literary jokes and even has an audience-cast Richard III play to a house of Rocky Horror-like fans who join in and heckle. It's science fiction too, because owning an original manuscript and controlling a new technology make it possible to change everyone's copy of the book forever, by changing the story. There's also a running gag about who wrote Shakespeare's works, and even a romance.… (more)
 
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LisaMLane | 598 other reviews | Jan 16, 2024 |

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Bill Mudron Illustrator
Maggy Roberts Illustrator
Dylan Meconis Illustrator
Larry Rostant Cover artist
Joseph Perez Cover designer
Emily Gray Narrator
Tom Gauld Cover artist
Jasper Fforde Narrator
Emiliano Bussolo Translator
Lorenz Stern Translator
Mari Roberts Photographer
Joachim Stern Translator
Jaya Miceli Cover designer
Thomas Allen Cover artist
John Lee Narrator
Stewart Roberts Illustrator
Christine Kettner Cover designer
Simon Prebble Narrator
Simon Vance Narrator
Steven Wilson Cover artist
Daniel Lagin Designer
Paul Buckley Cover designer
Ken Garduno Illustrator
Isabel Bogdan Übersetzer
Alex Janson Cover artist
Nicola L. Robinson Cover artist
Stuart Roberts Illustrator
Patrick Leger Cover artist
Thomas Hunt Narrator
Brianna Harden Cover designer
Ryan Wood Cover artist
David Wyatt Cover artist
Thomas Colligan Cover designer

Statistics

Works
32
Also by
3
Members
68,828
Popularity
#190
Rating
4.0
Reviews
2,449
ISBNs
476
Languages
15
Favorited
691

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