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Lost in a Good Book (A Thursday Next Novel)

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Jasper Fforde

Adult/High School-In an alternate 1980s England, woolly mammoths migrate through the countryside, Tunbridge Wells has been given to Imperial Russia as Crimean War reparation, and the prevailing culture is based on literature. Due to her adventures in … see full wiki

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Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin Books
2 reviews about Lost in a Good Book (A Thursday Next Novel)
review by . October 31, 2004
Someone gave me Lost/Book and I jumped into it without having read the first in the series. I have to agree with all the reviewers who rate this segment 4 or 5 stars. Part of the fun is seeing favorite characters in new settings and situations. Miss Haversham, usually interpreted as a psychological disaster, is a delight in Lost. The wit, the puns, the rapid pace all combine to make this reading a whirlwind experience. Thursday's stream of consciousness narration is entertaining, a sort of Bridget …
review by . March 09, 2004
Reading a book that makes you laugh and think at the same time is an odd situation, but this book, like the first in its series, is that type of work. The author has included so many literary people, places and hints that you really have to be "up" on literature to get everything that's thrown at you. Of course, you don't have to be that erudite to enjoy the puns and the play on names that are encountered. There's a Mr. Schitt-Hawse therein, but also expendible characters known variously as Phodder, …
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