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What do you do when you can't get anymore Fforde?

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1meela
sep 5, 2011, 2:18 am

I am at the point where I have re-read all my Jasper Fforde books waaay too many times and while I still find them enjoyable, well, I'd like something new.

What do you read while you're waiting for Shades of Grey #2 to come out?

2benjclark
sep 5, 2011, 11:23 am

Have you read To Say Nothing of the Dog? British, very Literary and funny. Like Wodehouse with a dash of Fforde. It is part of a series, but the first book is very serious and not as well written. I can't comment on the next book(s) since I've not read them.

3joannasephine
sep 5, 2011, 4:00 pm

Other than Terry Pratchett? Have you tried Malcom Pryce’s Aberystwyth novels? Very noir, very funny, completely mad.

4SeibelsBib_Wetzlar
Redigerat: jan 6, 2012, 6:37 pm

Try the German author Walter Moers, start with The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear or The City of Dreaming Books - very bookish, very funny. Let's just hope the English translation is any good.

54leschats
feb 27, 2013, 9:49 pm

I also liked The Bear Went over the Mountain by Kotzwinkle. Bascially, a bear finds a manuscript and becomes a published author complete with some of the absurdities of publishing, celebrity, etc. that reminded a great deal of Fforde.

6Gwendydd
mar 2, 2013, 10:11 pm

Robert Rankin is also good - same kind of wacky British humor, if a little more sinister. If you like the Jack Spratt mysteries, try The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse.

7lostinthebb
jul 20, 2013, 12:09 am

Thanks for the suggestions; I'm going through withdrawal and can't wait for the next 'Shades of Grey'. Too many people think I mean '50 Shades of Gray'.

8leahbird
jul 20, 2013, 1:20 pm

Christopher Moore is good for the humor. His newest one, Sacre Bleu, might be your best introduction by way of Fforde. Lamb is my favorite, and the first 2 in the Bloodsucking Fiends series are good. Beware of lots of sex jokes but they are harmless.

9benjclark
jul 20, 2013, 9:38 pm

Dimension of Miracles by Sheckley has been fun, and maybe more Douglas Adams than Fforde, but a lot of fun.

10swelldame
jul 22, 2013, 9:12 am

I second the Walter Moers.