The Big Over Easyby Jasper Fforde
Book 1 of Nursery Crimes
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|Halloween Bingo 2018|
Progress on 9/8/2018: 5 of 383 pages (1%)
Briggs drummed his fingers on the desk for a moment.
"Do you want to hear me play the trombone?"
"Might it be prejudicial to my career if I were to refuse?"
"It's a distinct possibility."
"Then I'd be delighted."
Okay, so call me immature, but for some reason, after reading this passage, the first thing I thought about was, "Wow, that escalated fast!"
Okay, so maybe my mind was in the gutter, and maybe I somehow connected trombone with some strange... euphemism... for other things. After all, Mary Mary is interviewing for a new position with Briggs as her superior... and the whole trombone thing just kind of came out of nowhere. O.o
Anyway, don't mind me. Moving right along.
This is my first foray into Jasper Fforde, and I've heard and read a lot of great things about his Thursday Next books, of which are also on my TBR for some day. So I'm kind of glad that this book was listed as an approved suggestion in the Halloween Bingo 2018 - Modern Noir reading list! While I'm not very familiar with the 'noir' genre, I'm also not sure I was up for hardcore 'noir,' especially reading about what kinds of elements populate it. And also because I might be remembering the chaos that was our 2017 Halloween Bingo buddy read for Classic Noir.
Anyway, off I go, starting a whole new book before finishing the other three!