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Books that Rock: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

This is  Books that Rock, the weekly-ish series where I provide a song or two that describe events occurring in the chosen book (spoilers may occur in the song descriptions, so watch out).

While I found The Eyre Affair a bit difficult to get into at first, Lost in a Good Book hooked me right from the start. Seriously, how can you not love a book with characters like Schitt-Hawse (half-brother to the infamous Jack Schitt) and SO-5 partners Kannon and Phodder? I swear, it’s like Monty Python with a literary spin. I can’t wait to review this book for you all.

On to the music  . . .

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

This is the perfect song for when Thursday meets Landon in her dream after he’s been eradicated. He still exists in her memories, so they take trips to a few moments in time – “somewhere only [they] know.”

I’m Moving On –  John Spillane

Ah, the perfect ‘stick-it-to-the-man’ song. Thursday would own this one after she’s ditched Spec-Ops to find a woman in Osaka who can help her read her way into books.

Oh, and if you ever get a chance, listen to John’s song ‘Orca, Orca, Killer Whale.’ It’s about the time three whales swam up the River Lee in Cork and it’s hilarious. I about died the first time I heard it.


The Reading Rainbow Theme Song

It occurred to me sometime today that the Reading Rainbow theme song would make an oddly appropriate addition to the soundtrack for a novel involving someone being able to enter into literary works and interact with the characters. I mean, come on – “I can go anywhere. Take a look, it’s in a book . . .” – how much more perfect can you get than that? 😉


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