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Jasper Fforde - The ​Big Over Easy
It's ​Easter in Reading--a bad time for eggs--and no one can remember the last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict, and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. All the evidence points to his ex-wife, who has conveniently shot herself. But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced, a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department, who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr. Wolff. Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, bullion smuggling, problems with beanstalks, titans seeking asylum, and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody. And on top of all that, the JellyMan is coming to town . . .

Jasper Fforde - Shades ​of Grey
Hundreds ​of years in the future, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour. Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder. Until he is sent to the Outer Fringes where he meets Jane - a lowly Grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed. For Eddie, it's love at first sight. But his infatuation will lead him to discover that all is not as it seems in a world where everything that looks black and white is really shades of grey...

Jasper Fforde - Lost ​in a Good Book
Her ​adventures as a renowned Special Operative in literary detection have left Thursday Next yearning for a rest. But when the love of her life is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must bite the bullet and moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative in the secret world of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books. There she is apprenticed to Miss Havisham, the famous man-hater from Dickens's Great Expectations, who teaches her to book-jump like a pro. If she retrieves a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of Poe's "The Raven," she thinks Goliath might return her lost love, Landen. But her latest mission is endlessly complicated. Not only are there side trips into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth.

Jasper Fforde - The ​Eye of Zoltar
Orphaned ​sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, a Mystical Arts Management company that rents out wizards for cash. The Mighty Shandar tells Jennifer that if she finds a mysterious jewel named The Eye of Zoltar, he will spare the dragons he didn't manage to kill in Book One. It is said the Eye was last seen around the neck of the really very legendary and not at all likely Sky Captain Morgan, who reputedly plunders jetliners from the back of the equally legendary and probably not real Leviathan, a kind of flying manta ray the size of a coach. Meanwhile, the King and Queen of Snodd thinks that Jennifer, 'a young lady of considerable daring, moral worth and resourcefulness' should take over the tutelage of the hideous spoiled teenage Princess Shazzine, in order that she learns to rule with distinction once the King and Queen are gone. Jennifer agrees with some reluctance, and together, she, trainee magician Perkins and the princess - cunningly and without any originality disguised as a handmaiden - cross into the neighbouring Cambrian Empire, a dangerous country strewn with peril and a focus for bored daredevils seeking perilous adventures as a form of Jeopardy Tourism. After procuring a tour guide aged ten named Addie, they venture deep into the heart of the most dangerous place in the most dangerous place in the whole Ununited Kingdoms: The Empty Quarter, within which lies their goal: The legendary Leviathan's Graveyard, inconveniently perched at the very top of the mountain known as Cadir Idris, its lofty summit permanently shrouded in cloud. Many people have visited the mountain, but none have returned. Perhaps the legend of Sky Pirate Morgan and the Leviathans are true - or perhaps the clouds that obscure the summit hide a far deeper secret. Pretty soon the Princess, Addie, Jennifer and Perkins are fighting the powers of darkness not just for their lives, but for everything they know and love...

Jasper Fforde - The ​Fourth Bear
The ​Gingerbreadman: Psychopath, sadist, genius, convicted murderer and biscuit is loose in the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been reassigned due to falling levels of nursery crime, and The NCD is once more in jeopardy. That is, until a chance encounter during the Armitage Shanks literary awards at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club lead Jack and Mary on the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldilocks' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Mole. She had been about to break a story involving unexplained explosions in Herefordshire, Pasadena and the Nullabor Plain; The last witnesses to see her alive were The Three Bears, comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen's wood. But all is not what it seems. How could the bear's porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time? Was Goldy's death in the nearby 1st World War themepark of Sommeworld a freak accident? And is it merely chance that the Gingerbreadman pops up at awkward moments? But there's more. What does a missing scientist with a terrifying discovery in subatomic physics, a secret weapon of devastating power, a reclusive industrialist known only as the Quangle Wangle and Colonel Danvers of the National Security all have in common?

Jasper Fforde - Something ​Rotten
Thursday ​Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard. It's not going to be easy. Thursday's former colleagues at the department of Literary Detectives want her to investigate a spate of cloned Shakespeares, the Goliath Corporation are planning to switch to a new Faith based corporate management system and the Neanderthals feel she might be the Chosen One who will lead them to genetic self-determination. With help from Hamlet, her uncle and time-travelling father, Thursday faces the toughest adventure of her career. Where is the missing President-for-life George Formby? Why is it imperative for the Swindon Mallets to win the World Croquet League final? And why is it so difficult to find reliable childcare?

Jasper Fforde - Monokróm
A ​kromatokrácia világában az vagy, amit látsz. A társadalom hierarchiája ugyanis polgárainak korlátozott színlátásán alapszik. Eddie Russett följebb akar lépni. Amikor azonban apjával Kelet-Kárminba költözik, terve, hogy átlagosnál jobb vöröslátását kihasználja egy előnyös házasságkötés érdekében, egykettőre zátonyra fut. Végzetes hattyúk, alávaló Sárgák és megszeghetetlen szabályok állják útját, rejtélyes halálesetek, valamint két zűrös kapcsolat, egy ráerőltetett bányarémmel és egy lázadó Szürke angyallal. Vajon lesz-e ereje kitörni az agyonszabályozott kasztrendszerből? Nem lesz egyszerű, hiszen a kíváncsisága lépten-nyomon bajba keveri. A Jane Eyre-eset sikerszerzőjének új regénye sokkal több egy szokványos disztópiánál, mert egyben annak paródiájával is szolgál. "Az SF és a fantasy mesteri elegye, ami a hangsúlyt a karakterekre helyezi a technovarázslatok helyett. Ráadásul borzasztó vicces is." - Los Angeles Times "Kihagyhatatlan!" - Miami Herald

Jasper Fforde - The ​Song of the Quarkbeast
A ​long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. With only one functioning wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail King Snodd's plans. It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight.

Jasper Fforde - Early ​Riser
Imagine ​a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Sleep Marshalls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens. When John Fugue, a junior Sleep Marshall, finds himself in the forgotten rural outpost of Sector Twelve, he hears of a conspiracy - a viral dream is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. When Fugue enters the Sleepstate himself and wakes two months later, all those who knew about the dream have disappeared and, more disturbingly, Fugue himself can recall parts of the viral dream - a dream that shouldn't be possible.

Jasper Fforde - In ​einem anderen Buch
»Jasper ​Ffordes Heldin ist in England längst Kult. Intelligenter Nonsens hoch drei – und vor allem: eine tolle Liebeserklärung an die Literatur.« MDR-Fernsehen Spezialagentin Thursday Next, eben noch strahlende Heldin im Falle Jane Eyre, wird schwer in die Mangel genommen: Ihre eigene Dienststelle lässt sie beschatten, bei der Mammut-Herbstwanderung fällt ihr ein Oldtimer fast auf den Kopf, ihr Dodo legt in ihrer Küche ein Ei, der eben erst erworbene Ehemann wird von der ChronoGarde genichtet, und obendrein geht am 12. Dezember die Welt unter, wenn sie und ihr ewig zeitreisender Vater nicht herausfinden, warum sich plötzlich alles in rosa Soße verwandelt. Zum Glück findet sie in Miss Havisham eine strenge Lehrerin, die ihr zeigt, wie man sich mit Hilfe von Jurisfiction nicht nur aus einem Prozess à la Kafka, sondern auch aus einer Waschanleitung für Angorapullover befreit.

Jasper Fforde - The ​Woman Who Died a Lot
The ​BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy.

Jasper Fforde - First ​Among Sequels
Jasper ​Fforde returns to BookWorld in this New York Times bestselling installment of his Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde has thrilled readers everywhere with his gloriously outlandish novels in the Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series. Now, after a two-year hiatus, the demand for Thursday Next has more than tripled. And with Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, Fforde's famous literary detective is once again ready to make the world safe for fiction. Thursday Next is grappling with a host of problems in BookWorld: a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes, and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels, to name just a few-all while captaining the ship Moral Dilemma and facing down her most vicious enemy yet: herself.

Jasper Fforde - One ​of Our Thursdays is Missing
It ​is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister? All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake. The fictional Thursday is soon hot on the trail of her factual alter-ego, and quickly stumbles upon a plot so fiendish that it threatens the very BookWorld itself.

Jasper Fforde - Egy ​regény rabjai
Jasper ​Fforde kitűnő második regényében folytatódik a Jane Eyre esetben elkezdődött ötletgazdag, fordulatos és elképesztően eredeti irodalmi kaland – ismét a találékony és rettenthetetlen irodalmi zsaru, Thursday Next főszereplésével. Mivel élete szerelmét, Tedet nemlétezővé teszi a korrupt Góliát Konszern, Thursday kénytelen beállni a regényeken belül működő rendőrség, a Juriszfikció kötelékébe, ahol is kiképzőt és társat kap Dickens Szép remények című regényének szereplője, a férfigyűlölő Miss Havisham személyében. Miután elsajátítja új szakmájának csínját-bínját, Thursday vakmerő kirándulást tesz Poe A holló című versében, fejest ugrik Kafka és Austen műveibe, de még Beatrix Potter egyik mesekönyvében is akad dolga. Fergeteges kalandjai során életveszélyes véletlen egybeesések célpontjává válik, hitelesítenie kell egy gyanús körülmények között felbukkant új Shakespeare-darabot, és ha ez nem volna elég, meg kell akadályoznia, hogy a föld összes élőlénye egyik napról a másikra ragacsos, rózsaszínű zselévé váljon…

Jasper Fforde - The ​Last Dragonslayer
In ​the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery. So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic ...

Jasper Fforde - A ​Jane Eyre eset
Jasper ​Fforde regénye egy másik lehetséges és meglehetősen bizarr 20. század végi Angliába vezet el - olyan világba, ahol mindennapos az időutazás, kihalt állatfajok házilag klónozott példányai sétálgatnak a kertekben, virágzó feketepiacuk van a hamisított verseknek, és a művészeti irányzatok harcias hívei utcai csatákat vívnak egymással. Ebben a világban él Thursday Next, a rettenthetetlen irodalmi mesterdetektívnő, aki élete legnagyobb kihívásával szembesül, mikor a zseniális bűnöző, Acheron Hades a hírnév és a busás váltságdíj reményében elrabolja Charlotte Brontë nagyszerű regényének hősnőjét, Jane Eyre-t... Jasper Fforde nemzetközi sikerű könyvsorozatának e darabját a Harry Potter-sorozat fordítója, Tóth Tamás Boldizsár magyarításában ajánljuk a Kedves Olvasónak.

Jasper Fforde - The ​Well of Lost Plots
Jasper ​Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it's up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force is the most exciting Thursday Next adventure yet.

Jasper Fforde - The ​Eyre Affair
There ​is another 1985, where London’s criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market, and Thursday Next is on the trail of the new crime wave’s Mr. Big. Acheron Hades has been kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Missing. Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage. But solving crimes against literature isn’t easy when you also have to find time to halt the Crimean War, persuade the man you love to marry you, and figure out who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays. Perhaps today just isn’t going to be Thursday’s day. Join her on a truly breathtaking adventure, and find out for yourself. Fiction will never be the same again...

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