This is a chronological order of updatement and a few press releases. 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. Jasper is related through marriage to fellow novelist katie fforde. Another question of ffordes shades of grey from fraser stephens. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Potted precis of all of jasper ffordes books so far. May 04, 2018 hodders jasper fforde has returned with a new novel, early riser, which sees 99. Fforde s first book, the eyre affair, was published in 2001 and introduced readers to a memorable heroine, a resourceful literary detective named thursday next. Entertainment weekly car chases, missing husbands, evil villains, a plucky heroine, and the cheshire cat. Described as feisty and loveable, she is in her mid30s and is the daughter of colonel and wednesday next.
The second installment in jasper fforde s new york times bestselling series follows literary detective thursday next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literatureobsessed englandfrom the author of early riser the inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with the eyre affair continues with new york times. The fourth bear is subtitled a nursery crime, and, yes, there are many word plays and allusions throughout this book. Lost in a good book may be a painful rite of passage for a linear thinker. A former hollywood film exec, jasper fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a grown up j. Jasper fforde is an eminent british novelist and a filmmaker. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series, and shades of grey. May 03, 2016 jasper fforde is a good person to ask about the publishing process and making writing work. As of 2012, the series comprises seven books, in two series. His novels include the happiest people in the world, exley which was a kirkus book of the year, a. Jasper fforde has 34 books on goodreads with 747319 ratings. Probably not the book to start with if you have never read jasper fforde read the eyre affair in that case, but certainly a novel im sure his fans will enjoy.
Here, in author jasper fforde s england of 1985, people keep dodo birds as pets, a special police unit drives stakes through vampires hearts, tunbridge wells has been given over to russia in war reparations, london to sydney travel time is 40 minutes by gravitube through the earths. Fforde has also written the shades of grey series, the nursery crimes series, and the youngadult series the chronicles of kazam. Fforde and his four siblings were raised in london and wales. Many thanks to catherine affleck who sent in her reimagining of the first three thursday next books. Several years ago i went to a talk and book signing by jasper fforde. Joining us in the audible studios to talk about his latest novel, early riser, is british author jasper fforde. Jasper fforde born 11 january 1961 is a british novelist. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet.
The order is in the order they were published, and should be the order to read, although you can. The eyre affair was his first novel in the bestselling thursday next series. Jasper fforde is an english novelist of alternate history and comic fantasy postmodernist novels. Filled with clever wordplay, literary allusion and bibliowit, the eyre affair combines elements of monty python, harry potter, stephen hawking and buffy the vampire slayer, but its quirky charm is all its own wall street journal. Jasper fforde shades of grey series science fiction. Jasper fforde audio books, best sellers, author bio. The crimean war is ongoing, dodos have been cloned and are no longer extinct and no one liked the ending of jane eyre. Jasper fforde was born in london on january 11th, 1961. Nora roberts james patterson john grisham dean koontz dan brown debbie macomber stephen king nicholas sparks david baldacci. Although my books wont be rejacketed as these, its always interesting to see how designers take on the challenge. Brock clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, the price of the haircut.
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. This one weighed 960lbs and contained the first verse of mary had a little lamb. Rather in the fashion in which stephen sondheim exploded the world of fairytale in into. Fforde has also written the shades of grey series, the nursery crimes series, and.
My books have been variously described as fantasy, scifi, comedy and crime and often a mixture of all four. Jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. He is the author of the nursery crime and thursday next series. Time out new york ffordes wicked sense of humor and wideranging intelligence make every page a joy. Hodders jasper fforde has returned with a new novel, early riser, which sees 99. Thursday next is the protagonist in a series of comic fantasy, alternate history mystery novels by the british author jasper fforde. Reviewer petra mayer says his first book for young adults may feel familiar to thursday. 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. Complete order of jasper fforde books in publication order and chronological order. The wall street journal jasper fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, is a spirited sendup of genre fictionits part hardboiled mystery, part timemachine caperthat features a sassy, wellread special operative in literary detection named thursday next, who will put you more in mind of bridget jones than miss marple. There has been confusion recently over which ebooks can be uploaded and where, so my evervigilant publishers have put together a list of safe sites from which to upload your favourite books. Jasper fforde s first novel to be published was the eyre affair, which was published in 2001. Im planning on writing a sequel as the bokk sic after the book after the book im working on now, so maybe 2019.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snowdraped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. I dont want to nag jasper fforde as i am sure it takes a lot of energy to keep coming up with great ideas, but it would be lovely if he wrote more novels but quality still stays. Walking around any bookstore, you would think each story could be neatly classified. Authors with similar writing style to jasper fforde. Jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. 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. To see the original list with book descriptions, visit the link below.
Fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. Jasper fforde audio books jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. He is best known for writing his thursday next series. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read lost in a good book. To make things more interesting, this is a skill thursday next hones under the guidance of miss havisham, a character who originated in great expectations by charles dickens. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series and shades of grey. It was also the start of fforde s thursday next series. Known for his thursday next series of novels and independent series nursery crime and the dragonslayer, jasper fforde is back with a brandnew novel and universe, early riser, set in a world where humanity must hibernate during the brutally cold months of winter.
Not least because before he managed to amass over 70 rejection slips from publishers around the country. Jasper fforde s latest is mystery at its most funwith a scifi twist. Goliath corporation jasper fforde goliath corporation. October 4, 2012 author jasper fforde is well known for his thursday next series of literary fantasies. See the complete thursday next series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.
His published books include a series of novels starring the literary detective thursday next. As the author of the eyre affair, jasper fforde is an ideal guest to discuss. Our main character is jack sprattyes, that jack sprat whose first wife died of complications from obesity. Unfortunately, jasper is so busy with various other books the next shades of grey is not going to be published until 20 all i can ask is why so long. He writes adult comic fantasies which are often set parallel to other british writers works, such as woody allen, and sara paretsky and j.
Fforde is best known for his thursday next series where his main character can jump from book to book, easily transgressing genres. We visit some of the locations that appear in the book, and event. Jasper fforde s beloved new york times bestselling novel introduces literary detective thursday next and her alternate reality of literatureobsessed englandfrom the author of the constant rabbitfans of douglas adams and p. Jasper fforde gave up his career in the film industry when his novel the eyre affair debuted on the new york times bestseller list in 2002. Thursday next is the protagonist in a series of comic fantasyalternate history novels by british author jasper fforde.
With their own universe expanding as the series progresses, there is always more material and content for the franchise to build upon. Fair warning, though, all of his books are exceedingly british, and shades of grey is about as british as a book can be. This is the second book in the thursday next series by jasper fforde. Lost in a good book is even more richly crammed with jokes, ideas and action. Stephen hawking and buffy the vampire slayer, but its quirky charm is all its own. 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. The bookjumping high jinks continue in ffordes equally whimsical lost in a good book. In an introduction to a book i once read, stephen king described part of his. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. Preorder early riser paperback for july 11th release. 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. However, his work can be summarized in the following best books. 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.
Overviewwelcome to the website who i am and what i do. An instant new york times bestseller the new standalone novel from jasper fforde, the bestselling author the thursday next series and the forthcoming standalone the constant rabbit every winter, the human population hibernates. Then in may 2016, fforde replied to a comment on the guardian saying. Jasper fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the new york times bestseller list with the eyre affair in 2002.
The novel was rejected 76 times before finally being sold. John ringo became a published author in 2000 with the novel a hymn before battle a tribute to rudyard kipling s poem hymn before action. Jasper fforde biography ui victorian wiki uiowa wiki. Jasper fforde s beloved new york times bestselling novel introduces literary detective thursday next and her alternate reality of literatureobsessed englandfrom the author of the constant rabbit fans of douglas adams and p. Below is a list of john ringos books in order of when they were originally released. 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. 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 ffordes first novel, the eyre affair, is a spirited sendup of genre fictionits part. Rowling with his literary fantasies the eyre affair and lost in a good book. The series has more than one million copies and counting in print. I like this book, but it has had disappointingly low sales although things are picking up now. Fforde s writing is an eclectic mix of genres, which might be described as a joyful blend of comedysfthrillercrimesatire.
For anyone growing up with fairy tales and nursery rhymes, this is fun. To unlock contact details for jasper ffordes agent and jasper ffordes management staff, simply log in or register online today. Jasper fforde books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography. Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the number one sunday times bestseller one of our. Jasper fforde webchat as it happened books the guardian. Jasper fforde returns with new rich, dark novel the. A thursday next novel ebook written by jasper fforde. 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. Fforde remained at dartington until he graduated at the age of eighteen. It is impossible to mention the best jasper fforde books without talking about the eyre affair. But in reading books, it is easy to see how many stories defy conventional genres and categories. 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.
Jasper fforde books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. His 14th novel, early riser, will be published in the uk in 2018. The eyre affair was his first novel in the bestselling series of thursday next novels, which includes lost in a good book, the well of lost plots, something rotten, first among sequels, one of our thursdays is missing, and the woman who died a lot. The eyre affair, lost in a good book, the well of lost plots, p.
New early riser winter consul t shirt now available. Jasper fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the new york time bestseller list with the eyre affair in 2001. When you register to our service, youll enjoy instant access to jasper ffordes agent giving you the opportunity to contact her team in a matter of moments. The standalone novel from the number one bestselling. The wall street journal jasper fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, is a spirited sendup of genre fictionits part hardboiled mystery, part timemachine caperthat features a sassy, wellread. Free delivery on your first eligible order to uk or ireland. As michael berry san francisco chronicle, sept 30, 2007, p. Dec 03, 2011 unfortunately, jasper is so busy with various other books the next shades of grey is not going to be published until 20 all i can ask is why so long. Author jasper fforde bio and signed books vj books. Jasper fforde gave up his career in the fim industry when his novel the eyre affair debuted on the new york times bestseller list in 2002. She is jasper fforde s kickass version of a female detective, the sherlock holmes or hercule poirot of literary investigation. In the eyre affair by jasper fforde book 1 of the thursday next series, the year is 1985. With their own universe expanding as the series progresses, there is always more.
Jasper fforde has written several great literary works, with three popular series of books, standalone novels and short stories. Wodehouse will love visiting jasper fforde s great britain, circa 1985, when time travel is routine, cloning is a reality dodos are the resurrected. Fforde is known mainly for his thursday next novels. He says in another interview that he wrote half of book 2 first, then realised that he really needed to write about how eddie got to be a national colourman first and that is the basis. The first series is made up of the novels the eyre affair, lost in a good book. His writing uses a lot of wordplay, metafiction, parody and are scripted in a tight manner. Jasper ffordes beloved new york times bestselling novel.
Thursday next in first among sequels 2007 is jasper fforde s best yet. His widely recognized works include thursday next series, nursery crime series, shades of grey. Jasper fforde just recently a previously unknown shakespeare first folio was rediscovered, which once again throws the often unwelcome spotlight on the earliermore 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. Jetliners do not exist, nor do computers, but police officers can time travel. Fforde is a master satirist with the quickest of pens. His father was a prominent economist, while his mother did charity work and was a passionate reader. Jasper fforde books list of books by author jasper fforde. Harry potter, stephen hawking and buffy the vampire slayer, but its quirky charm is all its own.270 453 484 738 577 845 948 171 95 399 1105 44 1450 831 400 565 1178 663 120 311 716 39 929 711 361 93 291 173 1105