A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination
Brilliantly funny . . . His relentless imagination and his affection for his characters are contagious and irresistible
True literary comic genius
Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure
Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky
Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality
Fforde pours his brilliant imagination into every corner of this world
Fans of Jasper Fforde's unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British cosiness will not be disappointed
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 . . . you just sit back and enjoy the ride
Jasper Fforde lunacy at its best
Fforde's engaging writing has created a story that is a clever blend of the biting allegorical satire we expect from Orwell's greatest hits and the good-natured adventures of Michael Bond's naïve and kind-hearted Paddington Bear.
Fuelled by Fforde's trademark wit, imagination and brilliantly bizarre world-building... You won't read anything quite like this in 2020 - or beyond that too.
A serious minded comedy
A political satire cloaked in Fforde's trademark bizarre whimsy, the novel reads like a crazed cross between Watership Down and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
It's huge fun too, with all the inventive wordplay, impeccable worldbuilding and fiendish plotting that Fforde's "Constant Readers" have come to expect.
Jasper Fforde's most chilling and realistic book yet