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Often I work hard to writewords, then work equally hard trying to lose 40, of them.

If you can make fiction real in your mind, the Bookworld will be there waiting for you. In One of our Thursdays is Missing, the plot takes place almost entirely in BookWorld with the protagonist being the written Thursday.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Read this and you will learn the truth about Scooby Doo’s ending, that Shatner’s characterization of Captain Kirk is actually from a book by Ovid, where the early Daleks roost, where the lost episodes of Doctor Who are, and a whole lot more. Thursday realising that she isn’t real is something that I’ve toyed with for a while, but have always rejected, despite fforce in a few broad hints along the way. Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy If only life were that simple.

And this relates to the original title – That the book was called, and featured, Dark Reading Matter. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In my opinion, this is Jasper Fforde back at his marvellous best. Generation Next Oli White. Was Goldy’s death in the nearby 1st World War themepark of Sommeworld a freak accident?

The Goliath company now control the police whl Spec-Ops, and are looking to get full control of the country. Enormously knowledgeable about literary history, Fforde scatters nuggets for nerdy readers like me. The Eyre Affair Details. The Woman who died a lot does not disappoint.

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September can not get here fast enough! Does it matter anyway? Lto have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren’t eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.


That’s fantasy for you. Fforde needs to reboot, dial back the craziness, and concentrate on something that has been missing from his last three Whoo books: I love the Marlovian preachers in the earlier books – they traipse from door to door, preaching about how Kit Marlowe was the true author of Shakespeare’s works. View all 3 comments.

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Thursday’s real world is a little insane too. The thing that surp You know, I keep thinking I’m going to be able to write this review, but I still don’t know exactly what I want to say about it yet. In The Woman Who Died a Lotthe wackiness of womzn world becomes too much for the narrative to sustain, and while the series has always felt like Fforde is barely controlling the craziness, he woma that control here.

Deities have always been around in Thursday’s world, so it wasn’t a huge leap.

Probably I’ll like it better the next time I read it, but I’m not sure; the ending seemed a little contrived, or at the very least rushed. When there is a lot of backstory to play with, it is a great deal of fun – a great deal of fun, and TN7 was a riot to work on.

I felt very clever for knowing the reference, since it felt as though it was something obscure, but of course for the rest of the book I was once again conscious that I was probably missing a whole heap of obvious stuff, or that, when I discuss the book I’ll get into one of those horrible conversation traps where someone tells me there’s so much more, and starts listing other references in the book.

And before all of this, Thursday expects to be given the newly available position of head of SO, Literatec, but is instead given the position of head librarian of Wessex because of her age and condition.

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I felt very clever for knowing the reference, since it felt as though it was something obscure, but of course for the rest of the book I was onc Very early in the book, Fforde references this line: Yes, Mr Fforde, I’m sure that’s the case.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. When the dreams start to kill people, it’s unsettling. The ChronoGuard policed the timeline, but when a future traveler discovered that they hadn’t invented time travel, well, they had to shut down the timeline. I am a total gushing fangirl and I refuse to apologize. Back in the real world, Thursday Next is recovering for the injuries that happened at the end of the previous book.


To be honest, it even goes back to TN1, where she sees herself coming out of a motorway services during a timeslip.

I toned it down a bit, but not all. On top of that, librarians have huge political sway and are among the most respected and intimidating people in the community.

I just have no idea what it might be. Please try again later. First Among Sequels Details. It was originally said to the duty officer in the SpecOps building, but it didn’t work. I would love to know what exactly powers Jasper Fforde’s imagination.

I know I wanna visit. During rewrites I start at looking at ways to pick up the pace. The early books seemed to have four things which made them quite enjoyable–a feisty protagonist, biting satire of modern life, a wide ranging yet well written plot filled with dozens of characters, and most importantly references to an entire library full of books in Bookworld which made every in-joke you got a good laugh and every one you didn’t made you want to run to the nearest library and start reading.

Although Budget Gravitube was still as comfortabel – and all Gravitube trips took a little over forty minutes regardless of distance, so comfort wasn’t a big issue anyway, ‘Easydrop’ Why delete reason two Because sometimes a chapter is just too long. When you get the dreams too, it’s weird.

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Commander Bradshaw was pacing the room when we walked in, and it wasn’t just his presence that made me nervous, but his countenance. As always, Fforde delivers a winner – immensely entertaining and easy to read. No, not at all. Are they the same person? It was like having womam author write a book solely aimed at my taste and sense of humour and this has continued through out the entire series.