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Something Rotten (Reprint) (Paperback)

Something Rotten (Reprint) (Paperback)
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  • Book Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Romance, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Humorous Fiction
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format Books: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

Reviewer: Janet Maslin, (New York Times)

"Fforde loves seeking out the literal in literature, to the point that a book's leading characters have more distinct features than its minor ones....He imagines that Starbucks is opening coffee shops in the Hardy Boys series. And he thinks it perfectly possible that a Martian confused by W's could wander out of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and wind up in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS....Fforde also writes quick, clever dialogue with expert comic timing....The pileup of all these ingredients, not to mention the hedgehog Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle from the Beatrix Potter books and appearances by certain Alice in Wonderland characters, make SOMETHING ROTTEN clever and a half. Fforde's penchant for plotting knows no bounds, nor does his taste for awful puns. .It's hard to forgive some of this. But it's easy to be delighted by a writer who loves books so madly...."

"With humorous illustrations and curious footnotes sprinkled throughout, Fforde's latest will have hardcore fans roaring...."