The popularity of Jasper Fforde’s one-of-a-kind series builds with each new book. Now in the fourth installment, the resourceful literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon from the BookWorld accompanied by her son Friday and none other than the dithering Hamlet. But returning to SpecOps is no snap—as outlaw fictioner Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute power, the return of Swindon’s patron saint foretells doom, and, if that isn’t bad enough, The Merry Wives of Windsor is becoming entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war? And will she ever find reliable child care? Find out in this totally original, action-packed romp, sure to be another escapist thrill for Jasper Fforde’s legions of fans.
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About the Author
A former Hollywood film exec, Jasper Fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a "grown up J. K. Rowling" with his literary fantasies The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.
Don't ask. Just read it. Fforde is a true original. - Sunday Express'Jasper Fforde's imagination is a literary volcano in full spate . . . SOMETHING ROTTEN is arguably Fforde's best book yet . . . Fforde has a knack of creating memorable characters whom the reader greets like long-lost friends . . . Buy it; chuckles guaranteed.' - Independentthe best yet, which is quite remarkable considering how good the others were. - ExpressIngenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously - Terry Pratchett on The Eyre AffairJasper Fforde's imagination is a literary volcano in full spate . . . SOMETHING ROTTEN is arguably Fforde's best book yet . . . Fforde has a knack of creating memorable characters whom the reader greets like long-lost friends . . . Buy it; chuckles guaranteed. - IndependentAmazing . . . Fforde's literary invention and playfulness is unique - Poisoned PenJasper Fforde has gone where no fictioneer has gone before. Millions of readers now follow ... Thank you, Jasper - Guardian'a wild rush of outrageous notions and silly jokes and leaves you feeling pleasantly tipsy' - People Magazine
Series: Thursday Next
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.6 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1