Wednesday, October 20, 2021

My missed calling

I was reading, or more accurately, having read to me in audiobook form, the novel One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde is an author I have met once in person, and on numerous occasions corresponded with, though that always seems to end with him politely ignoring me and me feeling a little embarrassed by the whole thing. 

I'm a fan.

Anyway, without explaining this extremely difficult to explain book, there is a passing mention of how Madame Bovary is one of the worst name droppers in the entire fictional world. No, I can't explain it, sorry, read the book. But while I was aware that one is supposed to have something of a distasteful disdain for namedroppers and for their attendant character trait when it comes up, I instead had a sudden realization:

I would be a huge name dropper!

So it's a good thing I don't know any famous people.

Except Jasper Fforde. 

Did I mention that?


  1. You introduced me to the works of Fforde, and I think I have read or listened to them all. And enjoyed them. Go ahead and name-drop!

    1. Hmmm... Maybe I should name drop this to Jasper Fforde?


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