09-04-2007 10:00 AM
09-04-2007 11:10 AM - edited 09-04-2007 11:12 AM
My name is Robyn and I live in south Louisiana, about 150 miles west of New Orleans. My husband & I discovered Thursday and The Eyre Affair on CD on a long trip by car to Florida. We have been big fans of the books and Mr. Fforde's since. We were terribly disappointed to have missed Mr. Fforde's appearance in New Orleans when Big Over Easy came out. We hope that you will swing back by again very soon.
Message Edited by robyn221 on 09-04-2007 11:12 AM
09-04-2007 02:40 PM
I love the wordplay, the obscure references, and the idea that the Book World lives on even when I'm not reading.
09-04-2007 04:12 PM
09-04-2007 08:19 PM
I thoroughly enjoy the cleverness of TN (and the Nursery Crime books, too) and find myself often wondering if a line was made up by Jasper or I should recognize it from some classi I read many years ago . . . or never at all. The best things about the books are there are things that surprise me (something more and more difficult to do, I find), they make me think (I keep going back to the concept of GSD, among other things), and I laugh out loud at a lot of things.
Fun reads, interesting ideas, and surreal goings-on. What's not to like? :-)
09-05-2007 01:01 AM
09-05-2007 03:50 AM
ronincats, I love cats and gardens also and have too many cats and a very cluttered garden!
09-05-2007 08:49 AM
I had the honor of meeting Jasper Ffrode in July when he was in Washington, D.C. on tour. He is as delightful and as much fun as his books. This is my first B&N Book Group. So please be kind.
09-05-2007 10:26 AM
Jasper Fforde reminds me very much of Douglas Adams!
09-05-2007 12:39 PM
I my self would love to live in Thursday's world.
I love the books too, but couldn't live in Thursday's world. I love cheese too much! I couldn't stand to have it banned! LOL
09-05-2007 01:28 PM
09-05-2007 02:54 PM
My name is Susan, and I'm a 38-year-old graduate school administrator and freelance editor living in San Francisco with a cat named Weasel.
I was introduced to Jasper's work before it was even published. All those years ago the trades were abuzz about The Eyre Affair, and I purchased it upon publication. And for the first few years I had to buy import copies of the British releases. I'm glad the release dates are much closer together these days!
I'm more a fan of the Next books than the Nursery Crimes novels, but have to admit that I'm saving The Fourth Bear for a rainy day. (It's so good to have an unread book by a favorite author lying around the house for when you need it.)
To join Bookcrossing to release books into the wild and catch wild books: http://members.bookcrossing.com/r/d6734128716f102a8555
09-05-2007 07:28 PM
09-06-2007 08:16 AM
09-06-2007 08:40 AM
Hi I'm Abbynorm (a play-on-words nickname my sister gave me - think of the movie Young Frankenstein). I've read all Jasper's books except the 4th Bear which I will get to soon. I just finished 1st Among Sequels last night - love them all and rave about them to my coworkers & friends so my copies are well used. Once they finish their respective novels that I've lent them we are going to submit our photo for NextExtreme 2007 if we having missed the deadline date. I live in Montreal and I think I could round up an audience to two if Mr. Fforde would stop here on his Next book tour. I've just been introduced to B&N bookclubs so I have regretably missed out on previous discussions of the TN & Nursery Crime series. I notice that many of you are cat owners/lovers. I have just recently got 2 male kittens. One I've named Frodo and the other is still nameless - I have been racking my brain to find a quirky name & thought of the TN/Nursery Crime books. Does anyone have any suggestions? I look forward to these discussions.
Abbynorm: I love Young Frankenstein and think of Abbynorm everytime I hear the word abnormal.
I am a dog person (small dogs) not a cat person, but how about naming your new cat Pickwick? Pickwick (Dodo) is one of my favorite characters. Let me know what you do name the nameless one.
09-06-2007 12:34 PM
I'm also a dog person. Possible names for your cat, though, could be: Pickwick, Mycroft, Stigg, Spike, Jack (as in Spratt), etc...
09-06-2007 09:56 PM
09-06-2007 10:02 PM
09-06-2007 10:48 PM
Hi I have just recently got 2 male kittens. One I've named Frodo and the other is still nameless - I have been racking my brain to find a quirky name & thought of the TN/Nursery Crime books. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Abbynorm: I am a dog person (small dogs) not a cat person, but how about naming your new cat Pickwick? Pickwick (Dodo) is one of my favorite characters. Let me know what you do name the nameless one.
For what it's worth, I vote for Mycroft. He was always one of my favorite characters.