Early Riser

Early Riser

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 11/07/2019
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Early Riser
A Wintery Welsh Dystopia
This was my first time reading one of Jasper Fforde's works, and I was thoroughly blown away. His witty and quirky imagination bursts to life following the... READ MORE
Early Riser
Seriously Wacky Fun
This is probably one of the best alternate realities I've come across. Every detail of the protagonist Charlie's bizarre existence is twisted brilliantly t... READ MORE
Michael at Glasgow Fort


The new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper Fforde. Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444763607
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 291g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm

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Early Riser
Tbh is was pretty good
I had been in a bit of a book/ reading slump ever since I finished college and I just couldn’t read anything because I felt guilty for not doing any work, ... READ MORE
Paisley Bingham
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Great holiday read
Bought to enjoy while on holiday and it was exactly what needed for a relaxing holiday read
Kathleen Cameron
Early Riser
Ice Cold In Aberystwyth
Fantastic world building for Fforde's inimitable take on climate change and virtual reality. Plenty of weird and wonderful characters. Twisty plot that may... READ MORE
David Barker