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The Big Over Easy

Jasper Fforde - The Big Over Easy

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Fforde still cracks me up regularly, and in a way this is the Dirk Gently to the Hitch-Hiker of his Thursday Next series. A nursery crime novel, meta-noir about just how Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, why he couldn't be put back together again, and just who stood to gain from it; pokes fun both at the mystery genre and the current quest for "true crime" stories (detectives are effectively banned from finding simple solutions, since each murder must be interesting enough to sell newspapers). Lots of fun, but would probably have been even more fun if I'd been brought up on Mother Goose rather than HC Andersen; too many of the stories referenced are unfamiliar to me.

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