This book is by the same author that wrote "The Eyre Affair" and is very comparable to that. Thursday Next checks in and out of book worlds to solve mysteries and also experiences self discovery. Very interesting and enjoyable reading. Very well written
An excellent, funny, read full of literary allusions. You really need to read The Eyre Affair first, and be familiar with most of the English Cannon to appreciate this book.
Jasper Fforde is amazingly witty and imaginative with moments of downright insanity in his punning word creations and allusions to other literary works. And a terrific writer. I loved his first book in the Thursday Next series (The Eyre Affair), and I think this second one is much better than that. I have his third one (The Well of Lost Plots) on order. When it arrives, I'll stop whatever I'm reading at the moment and jump into Fforde's loony world.
A GREAT read - especially if you love literature. Very clever plot and original!
Very imaginative. I'd definately read the next in the series.