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The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
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May 19, 08

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Recommended for: fans of puns and humor
Read in May, 2008

In this second book in the Nursery Crimes series, the Nursery Crimes Division is once again in disfavor after the Red Riding Hood debacle. So when the Gingerbreadman, a heinous serial killer that Jack Spratt caught years ago, escapes from the criminally insane asylum where he has be incarcerated, the case is given to DCI David Copperfield instead. This leaves Jack Spratt to investigate the disappearance of Goldilocks while trying to avoid the mandated psychiatric evaluation his superiors have requested following his errors in judgement during the Red Riding Hood investigation.

I am really enjoying reading Jasper Fforde's books. He is often compared to another of my old-time favorites, Douglas Adams, with good reason. People with a wacky sense of humor will get this book, and all of his books.

This is a fun, fast read, with lots of sly, tongue-in-cheek references to modern life and nursery rhymes.

I can't wait till the next one!
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