Isbn: 9780747586289 is a book of a journalist who fell into the ‘turkish’ trap and so the book is a ‘chance’ to redress the many issues that he seem to forget about first time round. Rupert Murdoch and other publishers would like us to pay and then pay again on account of sloppy journalists and that newspapers should be places to sell things in rather than get facts right in – ‘un-informed opinion’ rather than news.
Theres a whole hornets nest of issues when it comes to discussing Turkey, which even i have had a go at here and there. The writing is flowery to start with and takes some time to get going. However after numerous visits a trust begins of the author begin and the issues finally come out.
2/5 bananas – bit heavy going
is isbn: 0340897104, and instead of Thursday Next, we enter the police procedural world of Reading in England and the nursery crime division detectives of whom Mary Mary ([introduced here] had a l__b), and Jack Sprat deal with famous detectives and the death of Humpty Dumpty who came to a bad end after falling off a wall.
Its not as funny as Thursday next but theres some comic word play here and the great detective novel is ambushed for the crap they are [the old cars, inspector moose etc].
It is an intriguiding world with pied pipers, gingerbreadmen serial killers for foe so it is not all bad and a greek seeking refugee status from Zueus means theres fun to be had.
isbn 0340835583 and book 4 (1, 2, 3 all my blog) takes another trip into he surreal world of thursday next and family (her son is friday). The book clears up any loose ends and needs a large cast of book characters to do it.
At times far to amusing for words as Hamlet gets a backbone, a very amusing motorway service station subplot and where the dead come back to life mean theres class in here.
The ending is touching to, there is one more book to read but set further on, but to not like Jasper Fforde seems to be difficult.
isbn: 0099771918 and supposedly is the
THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
history and fuse fable and vaudeville with science and science fiction
said a new york times critic.
I’d call it pretentious crap, but then i only got to page 82.
stardust a charming film
Was a film imdb tt0486655 via Neil Gaiman who also wrote this (my blog)
A ‘Fun’ 3/5 bananas
book 1, book 2, and now book3 (isbn 0340825936) is an amusing rip at the publishing world including the rupert murdochs, and the bezos who whould love to see drm on books ( just as aple would like too)
In tthe land of Thursday Next, you get an electtic mix of the classics, english language construction, dodos with offfspring, some home truths about crap detectives novels and not forgetting story character development.
4/5 bananas briliant,
Carnivalle is a Ron Moore showrunner prior to the Battlestar re-image. It on reflection has many of the elements and an intolerable slow pace.
It explains to me how the carnes got into the awful show Heroes (not seen but reported).
isbn: 9781845119201 is also part of the Orwell prize of 2010.
It covers the Nigerian situation and while a brief 200 pages points a few fingers at everybody, and gets no answers. Jack Straw (my blog) says some amazing lies though mind you if he also has a rotten borough and fixes his voting then perhaps all elections are thus fair?
Think about that
isbn: 97803305077707 is by Jon Ronson. It has since been made into a film not seen imdb:tt1234548 – it sort of covers the area of this (my blog) and this (also my blog).
Child Rapist with Uri Geller
That rather odd ‘famous’ jewish mind reader (the one who softened up Michael Jacksons rape victims) is apparently an american enlistee and the antics of the first earth battalion and it appears that whether this be security theatre or truth there seems to be some innovative use of the psyche.
It’s an strange book but a it is a strange subject.
isbn: 014043531, was featured on a list and also gets a mention in Jasper Fforde (my blog), and something along maths/science was covered in this Greg Egan Book (my blog).
If you are like william gibson (my blog), and ‘insist’ on describing shapes then Flatland wins hands down as the authour moves from lines to shapes and then cubic.
First published in 1884 this book is still worth a read.