25 August, 2014

Book Review: Lost in A Good Book

From Goodreads: The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde's magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens's Great Expectations, who grudgingly shows Thursday the ropes. And she gains just enough skill to get herself in a real mess entering the pages of Poe's "The Raven." What she really wants is to get Landen back. But this latest mission is not without further complications. Along with jumping into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth.

Thoughts: I think Fforde is my new go to fun author. What this man does with literature is hilarious. I mean really, who would have thought that Miss Havisham is a speed freak??
This is one of those books that's hard to review without giving too much away. Needless to say if you are one of those who has lived your life wishing you could literally get lost in a book - this series may be for you. Thursday Next's life is beyond chaotic. Her husband has disappeared - worse he's been eradicated so no one except her even remember he ever existed, the Goliath Corporation are after her as is the public relations manager for SpecOps.
This is a series you need to read from the beginning, but I highly recommend it. It all starts with The Eyre Affair (Jane Eyre will never be the same again). I'm highly interested to check out his Nursery Crime series as well.