The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.
Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.
The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.
Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.
About the Author
Jasper Fforde is the author of four previous Thursday Next novels: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten. He is also the author of the Nursery Crimes Series, featuring Big Over Easy and Fourth Bear. All of Jasper Fforde's books are available from Penguin. He lives in Wales.
Full of Fforde s cracking wordplay and playful literary references...One of Our Thursdays is Missing adds a fresh dimension to a highly idiosyncratic series. Clever and funny, with a complex mystery. - The Daily TelegraphIt's a wild and inventive comic fantasy series - sort of Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll - that deserves its vast popularity. - The Age Fforde is the Douglas Adams of his generation, and the fertile lunacy of his literary comedy remains undiminished. - Fforde is the Douglas Adams of his generation, and the fertile lunacy of his literary comedy remains undiminished. The Saturday Age'The text, peppered with erudite literary allusions, lively dialogue and puns. like "the Toilet Humour Society meet at the Inn Uendo to pass motions at the bar, delivers a fantastic adventure "of a woman trying to find herself ' that will appeal to more than just Fforde's legions of fans. - The Canberra Times Always entertaining, Fforde displays an enviable knowledge of the classics, writes extremely well, makes the ridiculous look normal and takes the impossible into the realms of the possible. - Herald Sun'Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more t
Series: Thursday Next
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 5th January 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1