vendersleighc at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 19 20:26:28 EDT 2004
Where did you go to his talk? I went in Bristol
and I really enjoyed
it. He mentioned that he is treated as something
like a celebrity in
the States. There is also a website:
I went to Leeds, nice big Waterstones.
Really Melissa this time
<I actually read _Something Rotten_ this weekend,
by the way, and loved it.
I think Landen Parke-Laine gets my vote for
Fictional Character I Would Most
Like To Be Married To, aside from all the
eradication business. (Jacob just
rolled his eyes when I said this and went off to
get his leg hacked off at
the knee. Okay, not.)>
Pictures Jacob in some kind of hussar get up, on
a charging horse, reading a book*
< The ending was sad and
quite moving, and if this is
the end of the series, it's a good natural
ending. The back of the book
says "watch for the next Jasper Fforde book," not
"watch for the next
Thursday Next book," so I wonder.>
<He said it was going to be the last one in the
series for a while and
he has a contract to write two more books within
the next two years.
After that he might consider another Thursday
Next one, but it won't be
a proper part of the series. I might be wrong
More or less what I gathered. He said that while
he could have spun it out indefinitely, keeping
poor Landen always out of reach he thought it
better to reach a definite conclusion.
He referred to getting the backstory books about
Jack Spratt published but I'm not sure if this
was in addition to new stuff.
* Irrc Jacob once confessed to reading while
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