Katie Katie's Comments (member since Dec 07, 2007)

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Feb 12, 2008 07:25AM

1562 Although I never read The Portrait of Dorian Gray (sp?) I thought it made a clever side-plot in THE FOURTH BEAR ...

I really just love everything Fforde writes, and that it uses such literary references in such humorous ways.
Thursday Next (154 new)
Feb 12, 2008 07:23AM

1562 Sorry ... been absent for a bit.

Yes, I have read all of the books in the series, in the order they were written. I think it's important to do it this way -- it's how the author wrote them and intended to be read. Plus, there are references to characters and escapades that you need to know about (or you won't get the jokes).

I am ashamed to say that as an English major I have never read JANE EYRE ... but find it made little difference in understanding Fforde's writing. Plus, I know enough ABOUT Jane Eyre to get the plot.

If Pickwick were to have a brain transplant ... hmmm ... I agree with Purple that P.G. Wodehouse would be a good fit!
Thursday Next (154 new)
Dec 07, 2007 01:10PM

1562 I just finished THE FOURTH BEAR and will be reading FIRST AMONG SEQUELS shortly.

I love Fforde for all of his literary references and his ability to take familiar characters and create wacky and entertaining worlds. He is a writer that delights book-nerds like me. I find his books not only fun reads but good for reminding me of the literary greats I studied as an English major.

The cheers for Fforde!


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