I'm a big fan of Jasper Fforde - he writes 2 series of books - the Thursday Next series and the Jack Spratt series.
I highly recommend them - think comedy, action, crime fiction, science fiction and a health dollop of pop culture and literary references all blended together. Bloomin' marvellous (and very silly).
I've just finished re-reading The Well of Lost Plots which is the 3rd in the Thursday Next series, but I suggest starting with The Eyre Affair (Tuesday Next) or The Big Over Easy (Jack Spratt).
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