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: The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 ( ): Jasper Fforde: Books. George Webster in The Last Dragonslayer () Richard E. Grant and Ellise is based upon the fantasy novel of the same name written by Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde’s first work for a younger generation of readers: do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer.

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Warning, this book may possibly garner you strange looks if you decide to read it on a bus, a subway, or a coffee shop due to random bouts of sniggering, chuckling, and outright guffawing. Okay I took some time away for a bit and I think I figured out the problem, which is that I was really enjoying it and then it let me down.

It is easy to go with the flow; dragonslyaer takes dragonslaye person of singular courage to go against it. Apr 03, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Fforde always has one element in his novels that is totally bizarre and totally taken for granted by the characters.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. For those of you who have already read Jasper Fforde and grappled his books to thy hearts with hoops of steel, you know exactly what I mean.


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Return to Book Page. View all 7 comments. Being the very first time the Troll War is mentioned, it makes you do fforde about-take, like “Hang on a second, what?

View high res cover image. It’s not that I don’t like speculative fiction I do, very muchbut I just prefer reading about real life and the real world because it feels easier to understand than a world full of impossibilities. He does things on purpose.

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Well, I could tell you but that would ruin some of the best lines in the book, so you’ll just have to read for yourself. What worlds he can create! This author has a new fan: Rogue Lawyer John Grisham. This is where the Jasper Fforde humour really shines. And when I did that, the whole thing bloomed. The second half of the book is fast paced and filled with very funny jabs at pop culture, capitalistic greed and corrupt politicians, but there is little intensity or depth.

Powerful wizards who once controlled the weather now did home improvements, plumbing and wiring, drain unblocking and mole charming I run Kazaman employment agency for sorcerers. It takes a while to fully get into the world, but once you’ve accepted the world his characters move in, you’re in for a very, very fun ride. I will just have to see what I think of it in a few weeks’ rhe. But that’s another review!

The Last Dragonslayer

I’m an old-time fan of his Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series, and this third series jots right alongside them with a colourful, eccentric universe that is so typically Ffordesque.


It is up to us to accept the future for what it is, or change it. There is only one mild swear word. And that was a thing that I really liked about this book.

I love Beetles, and the fact that Jennifer owns one makes me a happy human bean.

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If the Quarkbeast enters the scene, make a hasty exit and read it where out loud laughter is ok. Maltcassion also tells Jennifer that “As far as the average lobster is concerned mammals – with the possible fford of the armadillo – are built inside out.

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Okay I took some time away for a lasst and I think I figured out the problem, which is that I was rea Hmm. The magicians are poor and struggling.

I’m still trying to process these out-of-the-blue plot twists. I also liked the characters. The world of The Last Dragon Slayer is in the sense of technology, politics, corporate manipulations, people’s entitlement, etc.