The Big Over Easy
Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. 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,... show more
Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. 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. Read Jasper Fforde's posts in the Penguin Blog
Publish date: July 25th 2006
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Fairy Tales
Series: Nursery Crime
Series: Nursery Crime #1 The mystery aspect was somewhat interesting, so I kept reading to find out the whodunnit, but most of the humour fell flat for me. Mary Mary's hero worship of Chymes got tiresome real fast and Jack's home life was pretty dull to read about. I'm not saying I really wanted h...
This book... I have so many random thoughts about this book. In no particular order: 1. Easily the most highly quotable book I've ever read. Including books of quotes. One of my favourites: Mr. Pewter led them through to a library filled with thousands of antiquarian books. 'Impressive, eh...
It took me about half way through this book to really get it. I would give the beginning 2 stars and the last half 5 stars resulting in my overall 3.5 stars, which I rounded up to 4 stars, I have never read anything by this author before. I heard this was his worst novel in other reviews so I will p...
Jack Spratt (who has an unfortunate giant killing history) has lead the Nursey Crimes Division of Reading police for a long time – and has often been overlooked in favour of the more narratively pleasing detectives, like his nemesis Chymes Joined by new Detective Sergent Mary Mary (she’s from Basi...
The Big Over Easy is the first of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime mysteries, a spin off from his arch, clever Thursday Next series. We are introduced to DI Jack Spratt and his new assistant Sergeant Mary Mary (and yes, she can be quite contrary) as they attempt to solve the murder of Humpty Dumpty, f...
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