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Another cracker from Jasper,
This review is from: First Among Sequels (Hardcover)I don't laugh out loud much these days - but if I do I'm probably reading a Fforde novel. Having browsed the earlier reviews on this site I would add these comments: I agree there was a lot of plot reviewing from earlier books, but I found this helpful. Since reading "Something Rotten" I've been reading the Nursery Crime books, and all the reminders in FAS were useful memory joggers - they've also prompted me to re-read the series. Some reviewers didn't like the plot, the 'technical' ideas and the pace; also there were some comparisons with Douglas Adams. I read Fforde books in the same way I read the Adams books - I give my analytical side the day off and just enjoy the ride.
I tried very hard to take as long as possible to read this book in order to make the enjoyment last as long as possible, but I read the last third in one night - couldn't put it down.