Review of "The Big Over Easy"

The Big Over Easy, by Jasper Fforde. ISBN 0-340-83567-2.

This was actually the first book Jasper Fforde wrote. To be frank, it shows a little despite the extensive rewriting it's received; it lacks (perhaps deliberately) the full demented hilarity of the Thursday Next books, and I think it's slightly the weaker for it. The book is still charming and witty and funny. It contains many silly names, though not nearly as many as the Thursday Next series. Very enjoyable.