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Jasper Fforde


Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde spent 20 years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with THE EYRE AFFAIR in 2001. Since then, he has written numerous novels, including THE BIG OVER EASY, THE CONSTANT RABBIT and SHADES OF GREY. Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.

Jasper Fforde

Books by Jasper Fforde

by Jasper Fforde - Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Satire

Welcome to Chromatacia, where life is strictly regulated by one’s limited color perception. Civilization has been rebuilt after an unspoken “Something that Happened” 500 years before. Society is now color vision–segregated, everything dictated by an individual’s visual ability and governed by the shadowy National Color in far-off Emerald City. Twenty-year-old Eddie Russett, a Red, is about to go on trial for a murder he didn’t commit, and he’s pretty certain to be sent on a one-way trip to the Green Room for execution by soporific color exposure. Meanwhile, he’s engaged in an illegal relationship with his co-defendant, a Green, the charismatic and unpredictable Jane Grey. Negotiating the narrow boundaries of the Rules within their society, they search for a loophole --- some truth of their world that has been hidden from its hyper-policed citizens.

by Jasper Fforde - Fantasy, Fiction

England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, and they like to read Voltaire, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphizing Event 55 years before. A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cozy little village in Middle England. No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart, citing their propensity to burrow and breed, and their shameless levels of veganism. But Mrs Constance Rabbit and her family decide they are going to stay. Unusually, their neighbors --- longtime resident Peter Knox and his daughter, Pippa --- decide to stand with them…and soon discover that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both.

by Jasper Fforde - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor

Your name is Charlie Worthing, and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams that you dismiss as nonsense. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy. You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting; ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food; and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.

by Jasper Fforde - Fiction, Mystery

The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to recuperate. But with Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, her convalescence is going to be anything but restful.

by Jasper Fforde - Children's 10-12, Fantasy

In the good old days, magic was indispensable, but now magic is fading. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians --- but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. If the visions predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer, everything will change for Kazam --- and for Jennifer.

by Jasper Fforde - Fiction, Mystery

At a time of great unrest in the Bookworld, only the ace literary detective can avert a devastating Genre War. But Thursday has vanished. Now the written Thursday must answer the call, save the Bookworld, evade capture, and find the actual Thursday!