One of Our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde

10 May

Format: Trade Paperback, 388 pages
Published: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Back cover blurb:
It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld.
Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?

All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake.

The fictional Thursday is soon hot on the trail of her factual alter-ego, and quickly stumbles upon a plot so fiendish that it threatens the very BookWorld itself.

My review:
This was kind of like a Thursday Next book when you aren’t having a Thursday Next book, and it felt a bit tacked on at the end of the series. Having said that, though, I really enjoy this world of books and literary in-jokes, and Fforde is so witty you almost forgive him anything. I loved Sprockett, the clockwork butler, and the sly digs at the likes of vanity publishing and fanfiction, but missed Landon and Mycroft and the real Braxton. And how did Thursday get back across the bridge from Fanfiction without being shot by the gameshow hosts?Fforde is an auto-buy for me and I hope the next book in his colour-based series Shades of Grey is out soon.

My rating: 4/5

One Response to “One of Our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde”


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