Jasper Fforde is an author the likes of which has not been seen before. He has taken every novel that has ever been written and breathed life into it. In his first book, “The Eyre Affair”, an evil genius dives into the original manuscript of Jane Eyre, using a device called the ‘Prose Portal’, and kidnaps Jane. Without Jane in the original manuscript every copy of the book ever made now lacks a main character, leaving fans around the world a bit upset, and it is left up to JurisFiction agent Thursday Next to track him down and set things right. With time travelling, page jumping and misspelling vyruses, global corporations out for world domination and unforgettable characters, his books are never wanting for entertainment and excitement. I find it difficult to explain his works as they have a certain irrational joy that some may recognize in such authors as Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. His humour alternates between subtle chuckles to outright gales of laughter. Each book in his continuing series is just as good if not better than the last and with the fourth recently released and already finished I am anxiously waiting for the next instalment. His first four novels are:

The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten.