love, play & inquiry (trochee) wrote,
love, play & inquiry
trochee

more books I want

I'm totally intrigued by the Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books described in Language Log.

Yes, I'm the kind of dork who finds this sort of dialogue entertaining:
"Take the first had had and that that in the book by way of example," explained Lady Cavendish. "You would have thought that that first had had had had good accasion to be seen as had, had you not? Had had had approval but had had had not; equally it is true to say that that that had had approval but that that other that that had not."

"So the problem with that other that that was that ... ?"

"That that other-other that that had had approval."

"Okay," said the Bellman, whose head was in danger of falling apart like a chocolate orange, "let me get this straight: David Copperfield, unlike Pilgrim's Progress, had had had, had had had had. Had had had had TGC's approval?"

I don't know how I haven't come across these before. Has anybody else read them?
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