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The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1)
The Big Over Easy - Nursery Crime, Bk 1
Author: Jasper Fforde
It's Easter in Reading--a bad time for eggs--and no one can remember the last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict, and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. All the evidence points to his ex-wife, who has convenien...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143037231
ISBN-10: 0143037234
Publication Date: 7/25/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I love these books by Jasper Fforde!! He makes me feel like I've been whisked away to a world where I can jump in and out of the books of my youth!! Great read!
reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Fun read. Fforde has a great imagination and uses it to entertain the reader. Love his books.
reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
though good, this was not as brilliant as i had hoped it would be based on all the excellent reviews i have seen of jasper fforde's books. it was good enough, however, that i will continue my efforts to get hold of the first book in his thursday next series, "the eyre affair."
reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is my 5th Jasper Fforde novel, and they're great, although this last is not quite up to the quality of the previous four.
DayJaVu avatar reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
It was my first time reading anything by Fforde. This was very inventive and intresting. It like a thriller but for Nursery Rhymes. I enjoyed it and how clever Fforde interpted the Nursery Rhymes.
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donkeycheese avatar reviewed The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, Bk 1) on + 1255 more book reviews
Jack Spratt is the inspector who leads the Nursery Crimes division. Through-out the novel, you'll meet many characters of nursery crimes. His assistant is none other than Mary, Mary. Disgruntled over his court loss of the three pigs for the murder of Mr. Wolfe, Jack is determined to find out who murdered Humpty Dumpty. What transpires will leave you not only in stitches, but up late turning the page of this entertaining, yet thrilling novel. Mr. Fforde's characters are believable in their role and his plot twists and turns until a final shocking conclusion. Even after I closed the book and pondered the story, I realized that so and so was this nursery character and wondered how Mother Hubbard wasn't picked up by the sanitation department. Quite enjoyable! I'm even going to pick up the next in the series, The Fourth Bear.


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