Monday, June 17, 2013

The big over easy

By: Jasper FForde
Location: FIC FFO
Genre: Nursery Crime

I always knew Humpty was a hapless victim . I mean Humpty is an egg with funny trousers, he is sure to get bullied. Was it Georgio Porgia, or do the three little pigs  commit the murder?
If you love Terry Pratchett you will love Fforde.
"A cascade of puns, plays on words, surrealism, satire and verbal virtuosity...Astonishingly he stays funny for 400 pages" The Times.

I just want poor Mr Humpty's case to be saved, he needs justice, this crime needs to be cracked! All white!

"Jasper Fforde does it again with a dazzling new series starring Inspector Jack Spratt, head of the Nursery Crime Division.
 In The Big Over Easy, Fforde takes a break from classic literature and tumbles into the seedy underbelly of nursery crime. Meet Inspector Jack Spratt, family man and head of the Nursery Crime Division. He’s investigating the murder of ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Dumpty, found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Yes, the big egg is down, and all those brittle pieces sitting in the morgue point to foul play."

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