The Big Over Easy
BeschreibungA "Sunday Times" bestseller in hardback, "The Big Over Easy" heralds the start of an ingenious new series from the creator of the international phenomenon "Thursday Next". The series investigates some famous Nursery Crimes, starting off with the murder of Humpty Dumpty.
PortraitJasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.
PressestimmenConsistently clever -- Publishers Weekly I love it. THE BIG OVER EASY is great not just because it's very funny...but also because it works properly as a whodunit...Comic genius. -- Observer A riot of puns, in-jokes and literary allusions that Fforde carries off with aplomb -- Daily Mail Now humour is notoriously subjective so what I've just described might just sound plain daft to you. But I love it. THE BIG OVER EASY is great not just because it's very funny but also because it works properly as a whodunnit. Comic genius. -- Observer,Peter Guttridge 'More twists and turns than Christie ... embellished with the rich details of a Dickens or Pratchett. A real treat.' -- Independent 'The combination of fantasy and a (more or less) classic murder ... makes a wild and enjoyable change' -- Sunday Telegraph Very accomplished indeed. -- Guardian 'Fforde offers a cascade of puns, plays on words, surrealism, satire and verbal virtuosity based on children's rhymes and stories. Astonishingly, he stays funny for 400 pages ... Even more amazingly, there's a real plot there, a proper mystery with a surprise solution' -- The Times 'This is the first of best-selling Fforde's hilarious, absurd and utterly compelling new series' -- Daily Mirror 'Fforde offers a cascade of puns, plays on words, surrealism, satire and verbal virtuosity...Astonishing, he is funny for 400 pages' -- The Times 'Fforde's books are more than an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich detail of a Dickens or Pratchett ... A summertime treat' -- The Independent 'A triumphant lampoon of the whodunnit genre ... Fforde manages to cram in more jokes per page than before, and the relish with which he takes to his subject is infectious' -- Herald 'The first of best-selling Fforde's hilarious, absurd and utterly compelling new series' -- Mirror 'A book that should be more accessible to newcomers ... Fforde may be an acquired taste, but it's worth acquiring' -- SFX 'Continuing to ransack British fiction, Jasper Fforde here mixes nursery rhymes with golden age detective fiction to produce something very accomplished indeed' -- Guardian 'Fforde is a master entertainer, and a wordsmith of dexterous genius.' -- Scotsman
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 398 Seiten