The Resource Early riser, Jasper Fforde

Early riser, Jasper Fforde

Label
Early riser
Title
Early riser
Statement of responsibility
Jasper Fforde
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jasper Fforde's first standalone novel - full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller. Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Winter Consuls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens. Charlie Worthing is a novice, chosen by a highflying hero Winter Consul to accompany him to the Douzey, a remote sector in the middle of Wales, to investigate a dream which is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. Worthing has been trained to deal with Tricksy Nightwalkers whose consciousness has been eroded by hibernation, leaving only one or two skills and an incredible hunger; he's been trained to stay alive through the bleakest and loneliest of winters - but he is in no way prepared for what awaits him in Sector Twelve. There are no heroes in Winter, Worthing has been told. And he's about to find out why..
Summary
The best-selling author of the Nursery Crimes series imagines the reader as a first-winter employee with the misfit Winter Consuls, who protect the world's hibernating masses until an outbreak of viral nightmares starts triggering mysterious deaths
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10754984
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fforde, Jasper
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hibernation
  • Artificial hibernation
  • Nightmares
  • Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
Early riser, Jasper Fforde
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063665188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781444763591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Early riser, Jasper Fforde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063665188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781444763591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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