Review: Lost in a Good Book

Lost in a Good Book
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the beginning, I struggled. First it was the names: even though I loved their quirkiness in The Eyre Affair, I struggled to keep up in Lost in a Good Book.

Then there were the segues: there were so many I forgot where the story was going.

But read on, because my opinion completely changed!

You see, I had the Audible version, and it’s narrated by the best reading voice I’ve ever heard: Gabrielle Kruger. Her pace is perfect – neither too fast nor too slow. Her voice is clear, she never stumbles or mispronounces, and she adjusts her voice brilliantly for each character.

Gabrielle lulled me through my period of adjustment to the new format. (New for me, anyway.)

Before I knew it, I stopped trying to figure out the joke (so what if it took me nearly a minute to get the joke of a pair of detectives named ‘King’ and ‘Nosmo’). I relaxed into the story and let it take me where it wanted.

With my over-thinking brain out of the way, I finally got totally lost in a good book. I downloaded the next in the series before I was even halfway finished.

Oh, and the premise? It’d been nagging at me. I wondered if in The Eyre Affair we’d found out why the world was so different to ours: if we did I’d forgotten. But right at the end of Lost I got it: it was brilliant. And so deceptively simple.

I’ve started the next one already!

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