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Book Title: The Eye of Zoltar|
Date of issue: October 7th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780547738499
The author of the book: Jasper Fforde
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.94 MB
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books The Eye of Zoltar:I've been listening to this on Audio for the last couple days when I do stuff around the house, sign books for our online store, and (to be honest) when I spend time crafting and building stuff in Fallout 4.
First off, the narrator is a good fit. That's something I notice more and more as I listen to audiobooks. The narrator can really make or break the whole experience.
I read the first two of these a while back, but I was able to pick the story back up without too much trouble. Jasper Fforde has a gentle, delightful sense of the ridiculous that I've never seen in any other author. And it shines through here.
This book is billed as YA. And I suppose that Genre fits it as well as any other. But it departs from a lot of what I've come to think of as Standard YA Tropes. The world changes, for example. Bad things happen to people. But it's handled in a light way that doesn't batter you emotionally...
The result is an interesting narrative experience. The entire story is whimsical. War and death are persistent elements of the story. But it's not dark and grim like you might expect. But it's not dismissive of these dark things either.
As I've said. It's odd. It's a unique combination of elements. This isn't dystopian YA. Or if it is, it's not like any dystopian YA I've ever read before...
Would I recommend it? Yes. But perhaps not as universally as I might recommend other books. I tend to step more carefully with books designed specifically for kids' consumption....
I can say this: I enjoyed it. And if the next in the series was out, I'd be listening to it right now.
Read information about the authorJasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales. He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married to author Katie Fforde. His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.
His published books include a series of novels starring Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair (2001), Lost in a Good Book (2002), The Well of Lost Plots (2003), Something Rotten (2004) and First Among Sequels (2007). The Big Over Easy (2005), which shares a similar setting with the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initially failed to find a publisher. It had the working title of Nursery Crime, which is the title now used to refer to this series of books. The follow-up to The Big Over Easy, The Fourth Bear was published in July 2006 and focuses on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
* Thursday Next
* Nursery Crime
* Shades of Grey
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