Bravo!!! I have loved this series from first word to last. Although this book has taken a significant turn the characters are fantastic and the plot line is riveting. I have not ever read a series I like so much and that keeps me smiling or outright laughing at all of the literary references. It makes you believe that a real "book world" must exist or how else would authors actually come up with plot lines!
We find ourselves in the next generation of Thursday Next novels. I can not wait for the "Next" installment!
The only thing I really missed this time around was the cheshire cat - he is always one of my favorite characters............
Not really a "Thursday Next" book at all, but the continuing adventures of "Thursday Five" as she was called in "First Among Sequels." None of the "Outland" characters seem to be in the book, JurisFiction is all but nonexistent, and the newly rearranged BookWorld is just plain sad.
It's annoying that Fforde wasted his time on this while he could have been finally writing the third Nursery Chryme or the next Shades of Grey.
Skip this one and I doubt you'll regret it.
I garden, but I hate knitting.
Imagine a marvelous librarian tells you a story that reminds you of Kilgore Trout, Hitchiker's Guide, Alice Through The Looking Glass and some Phantom Tollbooth thrown in. It kept me up late. Now I have to read them all. I wonder if this one would make more sense if I had begun at the beginning.
Jasper Fforde is brilliant at conjuring up concepts about genres vs genres and genres vs real life. Thinking that the unread characters from books go wild seeking characters so they could "suck the reading light out of them." Too funny.
this book is entirely about the written Thursday. the first 30 mins to and hour are torture and there is way to much description. once you get past that, it's quite fun.