The Last Dragonslayer (if only it were true)
Of potential interest to readers of this space is my review of The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde over at the SF Site.
This is one of those books where you know exactly what to expect. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. I know what to expect from Häagen-Dazs rum raisin ice cream and just because the high-fat content is not necessarily the best thing to consume doesn’t make the experience of eating it any less enjoyable.
If you’ve somehow managed to miss the Jasper Fforde juggernaut, he is the author of several serial parodies that variously poke fun at super agents and literary theory (Thursday Next), detective noir and kid stories (Nursery Crime Division) as well as dystopias and Wizard of Oz allusions (Shades of Grey). Think whimsical. Think smart-ass. Think about that unkempt guy in college who never attended classes but was obviously pretty smart and never at a loss for a wisecrack.
You’re thinking Jasper Fforde.
I quite enjoyed the first four Thursday Next books and then… Then it all got tangled. One of the few cases wherein the audiobook improves the original, I think (I’ve done both). But the review made the read look fun, if uneventful. Thanks!