The Big Over Easy

by Jasper Fforde | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340897104 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AileenAdler of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 1/23/2009
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AileenAdler from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, January 23, 2009
This is great!

It's the first in a new series by Jasper Fforde. (There aren't many phrases better than "a new series by Jasper Fforde", are there? Well, apart from "would you like another cupcake?". And "these drinks are on me". And "we think you deserve a pay rise." But my point still stands.)

Where was I?

A new series: this book centres on DI Jack Spratt and his Nursery Crimes Division. As the least glamourous department in Reading Central Police Station, Spratt has limited funding, hardly ever makes the papers, and his prospects of prime-time TV fame are distant. However, he does have quite a reputation. Let's just say tall people tend to keep their distance.

So, the death of Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III is going to be a difficult case to crack...

Oh dear, now I'm using the same cliches as the blurb on the back cover. Fortunately, Fforde's puns and wordplay are infinitely more inventive than mine. The plotting is also mind-bendingly complex despite incorporating any number of stories familiar from childhood.

What fun!

Journal Entry 2 by AileenAdler at Renroc Cafe, 91 Montgomery St in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, January 31, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (1/31/2009 UTC) at Renroc Cafe, 91 Montgomery St in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom



This was left in a cafe when I left in a hurry. This guy I know, Kyle, was getting all serious on me so I had to run away. I was planning to wild release it, anyway, so it's not a problem.

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Journal Entry 3 by acorner on Sunday, February 01, 2009
Caught the book in Renroc in Leith, very pleased with my find!. This is the first time I've taken part in bookcrossing and really looking forward to passing books on.

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