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No summaries can do justice to [Fforde's] sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality - The Times

Reading a Fforde novel feels like taking off on a magic carpet, only to be picked up by another and another and taken on new flights of fantasy . . . When the plot is thundering along, peppered with jokes, lively dialogue and silly names . . . you just sit back and enjoy the ride. - Scotsman

Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde - Herald

True literary comic genius - Sunday Express

Douglas Adams would be proud - Scotsman

Ingenious

Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure. - Telegraph

'Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett - Independent

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No summaries can do justice to [Fforde's] sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality - The Times

Reading a Fforde novel feels like taking off on a magic carpet, only to be picked up by another and another and taken on new flights of fantasy . . . When the plot is thundering along, peppered with jokes, lively dialogue and silly names . . . you just sit back and enjoy the ride. - Scotsman

Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde - Herald

True literary comic genius - Sunday Express

Douglas Adams would be proud - Scotsman

Ingenious

Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure. - Telegraph

'Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett - Independent

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 888 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X61N16K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Riser by Jasper Fforde - Review by BookLore.co.uk
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2018
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Ms Louise Wilford
5.0 out of 5 stars A one-off, standalone novel which entertains (but not as good as 'Shades of Grey')
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P. G. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Madly inventive fantasy comedy thriller - in short a Jasper Fforde book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2018
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Derek Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly similar to Shades of Grey
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Kimberly G9
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant new world worth exploring!
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Mr. Robert Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars A well imagined world of winter
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Tim Hodgson
4.0 out of 5 stars Daring to be different
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Suffers by comparison to Shades of Grey
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars An ingenious and enjoyable alternative-history mystery
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Jim J-R
5.0 out of 5 stars A great answer to “What if humans hibernated?”
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2018
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Mark Chisholm
4.0 out of 5 stars Odd and Clever - Fforde On Form
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chilly tale!
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J. Watson
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2018
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Sylvie
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel with a soundtrack...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stuff of way-out dreams
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