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Postby chris.ph » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:38 pm

there are two authors tht i reall like other than the revered terryp and they r simon r green and jasper fforde. ones a horror fantasy writer and the later is an alternate cimedy world writer. i once thought both where a bit pratchettian in the way they they strung certainsentences together and the use of certain words eg.. sussurus and tattoo.
has anybody else thought they where reading a pratchett novel by an other name???
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:46 pm

I'm a big fan of the Jasper Fforde books and have managed to convert a few other people as well. :D

Robert Rankin's books are a tiny by Pratchetesque in that they are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and there's lots of bizarre stuff going on. But they don't have that depth of satire that Terry writes with.

The closest I've come to there are Jonathon Swift and Mark Twain.
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:52 pm

i dont think terrys that old tony
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Postby Jason » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:05 pm

Jasper Fford is a fan of Terry's. I was at a talk he presented to coincide with the release of The Forth Bear and he mentioned he admired authors whose worlds had a tangable set of physical rules, and the example he gave was Terry's Discworld novels.
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Postby silverstreak » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:34 pm

I'll have to give this Jasper Fford chappie a try.

Another author I like quite a lot is Tom Sharpe,enough for me to have all of his books.Porterhouse Blue being his best I think.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:02 pm

If you read the Jasper Fforde books - at least the 'Thursday Next' books, you need to read them in order because it's a series.

The first book is 'The Eyre Affair'. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:21 pm

that new austen program on htv is a (i think) a bit of a rip off of ffords idea.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:24 pm

silverstreak i bought my jasper books really cheap in the discount bookshop in carmarthen, there were loads there.
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Postby silverstreak » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:53 pm

chris.ph wrote:silverstreak i bought my jasper books really cheap in the discount bookshop in carmarthen, there were loads there.



Thanks for that Chris.However I've just come back from spending most of today in Carmarthen,without going into said shop and I've only now seen your comment from yesterday.Damn...Damn...Damn.
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:48 pm

loads of really cheap jasper books at amazon as well.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:35 pm

Play.com is a good place to look as well - and they don't charge for delivery in the UK.
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:27 pm

just had a nose on play.com tony and amazon is still cheaper even paying for postage. ive just seen the eyre affair in tescos in llanelli silverstreak.
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Postby Albert_Spangler » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:33 pm

What are the books in the series as I have recently bought a Jasper Fforde book and don't want to read it out of sequence
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:26 pm

Albert_Spangler wrote:What are the books in the series as I have recently bought a Jasper Fforde book and don't want to read it out of sequence


Bibliography

Thursday Next
The Eyre Affair (2001)
Lost in a Good Book (2002)
The Well of Lost Plots (2003)
Something Rotten (2004)
First Among Sequels (2007)
One of our Thursdays is Missing (Announced for January 2011)

Nursery Crimes
The Big Over Easy (2005)
The Fourth Bear (2006)
The Last Great Tortoise Race (Unknown)

Eddie Russett
Shades of Grey (Title on the cover), Shades of Grey 1: The Road to High Saffron (Title on the inside)
Shades of Grey 1: The Road to High Saffron ends with a note that the main characters Brunswick & deMauve will return in:
Shades of Grey 2: Painting by Numbers
Shades of Grey 3: The Gordini Protocols

I haven't read Shades of Grey yet and have no idea what all those titles are about. :?
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:37 pm

the are different, put it like that :wink:
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