Fforde is a talented, interesting writer. I truly enjoy his worlds, each just one or two molecules out of kilter with the “real” world we think we inhabit, keeping his universes seemingly mundane, but just enough different to be horribly terrifying.
Although his creations are truly interesting, ulitimately they are, unfortunately, all unique in the same way.
Try his THURSDAY NEXT or NURSERY RHYME SERIES if you like this.
Mosley is one of my favourite authors. He seldom tells a story that isn’t about social inequity and man’s inhumanity to man. But he never forgets the story, which rises above all. Combined with memorable characters and a fine flourish in manipulating the English language, he is almost always worth reading.
This one is a melange, YA with historical fiction, the supernatural, aliens and love in many forms.
The “king” surely does know how to spin supernatural into a good yarn.