by Jasper Fforde – I don’t know how Jasper Fforde does it, book after book, but somehow he manages to create and expand upon his own personal (and silly) system of physics, cause havoc in the lives of Thursday Next and her family, put the world in peril, deepen our loathing for the villains who are responsible for said havoc and peril, and still make us laugh and roll our eyes and feel a little sad when it’s all over.
The man is a genius, and I am thrilled that he is still enriching our world with his crazy-but-fascinating realities and characters.
No spoilers here, just a heartfelt sense of gratitude for the supersized portion of whimsey that any Thursday Next novel brings. And also that there’s another in the series already in the works. (finished 8/8/13)