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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Early Riser

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Feb 12, 2019 | 400 Pages
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Praise for Early Riser

“Charlie’s journey . . . is so absorbing, and Fforde’s wit so sharp, the reveal that the narrative is also a commentary on capitalism comes across as a brilliant twist. . . . Whip-smart, tremendous fun, and an utter delight from start to finish.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Fans of Jasper Fforde’s unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British cosiness will not be disappointed with his first novel in six years, Early Riser. . . . Hilarious.”
The Guardian

“Addictively propulsive.”
The Times
“[Early Riser is] worth the wait . . . There are many laughs and wry smiles to be had from this genre-merging writing—a mad, clever, mix of fantasy, satire, parody and thriller. Well worth staying awake for.”
Oxford Mail

“If a cross between the monstrous winter of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire series and dream-heist film Inception sounds appealing then British author Jasper Fforde’s standalone novel Early Riser is for you . . . Fforde is wildly innovative in his world-building . . . The novel builds to a thrilling climax that is worth staying up for.”
The Straits Times
“[Jasper Fforde] is one of our great comic writers, a man of seemingly boundless imagination.”
The Scotsman
“Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky, this is entertaining fun.”
Mail on Sunday

Praise for Jasper Fforde

“It’s easy to be delighted by a writer who loves books so madly.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Fforde’s inventiveness remains a bookworm’s delight.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Mr. Fforde manages to bombard the reader with more bizarre detail than most writers would dare to fit in their entire oeuvre, yet he does so with . . . light prose and easy, confident wit.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Like the best novels of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, Fforde goes beyond his genre.” —Los Angeles Times

“What captivates here is something that will appeal to any reader—and that’s the feeling that there’s something at stake in fiction, that characters created in books are every bit as real as the memory of a person.” —John Freeman, Newsday

“Fforde [has a] head-spinning narrative ability.” —Lloyd Rose, The Washington Post

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