Friday, July 1, 2011

Jasper Fforde and YAF

I love Jasper Fforde. I really wish that he would write more books. So, I loved this book. It is in the top 5 of the books I have read this year. I love all the different characters. And since it takes place inside BookWorld (where characters act out the books that real people read) there are lots of plays on words and literary terms. If you can handle witty writing, read this book. 

This is the 5th or 6th Thursday Next novel. I really want to name my daughter Thursday, but Chris would never allow it. 

Remember how I gave up Young Adult Fiction. Well, I went back on my word because I requested this book a long time ago and it was finally ready at the library. So, I made an exception. You might notice that this book is not in the "2011 Books Read" section. Because I didn't finish it. I had about 100 pages left and I just decided I didn't want to finish it. I would rather read something else.

This is a Dystopian book and I really did like the set up. This society decided that there are four qualities that are important. Honesty, Bravery, Selflessness and Brains. When a person turns 16, they take a test to tell them which quality fits him/her best. Then they choose which group they want to be a part of. If it is different than the one they were raised in, they basically are separated from their family forever.

Why didn't I like it? Because it is written for Young Adults. I want something more clever and witty and adult. Something like Jasper Fforde.