ED2011 Book Reviews

Jasper Fforde – The Comic Crime Fantasy Genre Is In Safe Hands

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Fiction Island is the rich, colourful and refreshingly original world found in Jasper Fforde’s immensely popular novels about a literary detective named Thursday. For a brief moment, as Fforde read from the latest book ‘One of Our Thursdays is Missing,’ the audience was given the chance to inhabit that world. Confronted with a clockwork butler impersonating a robot and the heroine escaping from a terrible mime-field (yes, I mean mime) it was easy to understand the audience’s reluctance to leave. Fforde spoke at length about his work and the “story dares” that make up his writing process, his future projects and the thing that worries him most, which, with four daughters, happens to be the rising cost of weddings.

RBS Main Theatre, 18 Aug, 11.30am (12.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, eibfpp21.