I’m usually really bad about remembering authors. Just recently I was telling a friend about an audio book I was ‘reading’ – this time I remembered the author but couldn’t come up with the title and then made a mess of describing the whole thing. I’m sure she thought I was on something as I stumbled and tripped over myself trying to describe what it was I liked so much.
Anyway, the author is Jasper Fforde. He has a series of books whose star, time traveling detective Thursday Next, works for the Jurisfiction Department of Spec Ops in England in the second book in the series, Something Rotten. Fforde shows off his incredible knowledge of books and authors as he puns and plays his way through normal sounding adventures with abnormal and other-normal twists and turns. How does his mind work that way?!?!?
If you have any fondness for Douglas Adams and Monty Python you will be delighted with Jasper Fforde. I’m now into the first of the series, The Eyre Affair, discovering the basis of a lot that happens in Something Rotten. Great fun!