Joe Beernink


Next on the pile of books I’ve collected over the past few months, and been unable to read, was Jasper Forde’s The Last Dragonslayer. I’ve always liked Fforde’s quirky style and prose, and when I heard that he had done the leap from his very successful (and wonderfully imaginative) series The Thursday Next Chronicles, and into Young Adult Fiction, I knew had to read it. In The Last Dragonslayer, 15 year old… Read More

No one will ever accuse Jasper Fforde of being unoriginal. His Thursday Next Chronicles were some of the most unique story concepts I have ever read: Thursday Next is a literary detective, thrown into the plots of books to investigate crimes against literature. She chases mastermind criminals bent on destroying the classic works of fiction from book to book, dropping allusions to books I may or may not have ever heard about,… Read More