Friday, June 10, 2011

The First Letter: Jasper Fforde

Well, technically the title is a misnomer, as I have decided to write an email instead. Anyway, Jasper Fforde is probably not as obscure as many of the other authors I'm going to be tackling this summer. However, I think it will be a good "warm up" sort of email. I will be focusing primarily on Shades of Grey, which was published in 2009. I must say, Jasper Fforde is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend reading anything you can find by him.

The follow is the email I wrote:

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of your work. I have read almost everything you have written so far, but I especially wanted to comment on "Shades of Grey." I thought the concept and setting were fairly fantastic. The idea of color, something almost everyone takes for granted, being the driving force behind the world's economy and lifestyle, was ingenious. It reminded me a little bit of "The Giver," by Lois Lowry, a book I really enjoyed when I read it in school (and multiple times after). Just like "The Giver," "Shades of Grey" is the kind of book that when you reread it, you catch things you missed before. I sincerely look forward to the sequel-I'm a little disappointed that I have to wait until 2013, but it's worth it!

I hope all is well with you, and you continue to enjoy creating such wonderfully creative books. Thank you again for sharing your books with the world."

I am currently reading "Of Ducks and Universes" by Neve Maslakovic. I expect to finish it tonight or tomorrow, so expect another post then!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I hope he writes you back and that you can share what he says. I feel silly trying to put into words how I feel about books I really love but maybe I should give it a try! :)