Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels) [Jasper Fforde] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New. Well, here it is at last, the fourth installment in the Thursday Next series, Something Rotten. This is coming out on the 26th July in the UK and the 9th August. The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her.

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This is coming out on the 26th July in the UK and the 9th August in the USA, thus giving jaspdr time for two weeks in both territories. For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution. If you could retire now and live in any book, which book would you like to spend the rest of your days living in?

There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Naturally, fforrde also spends a bit of time trying to get back her husband, who still has an existence problem, but first she has to arrange a baby-sitter for her son, which proves just as difficult.

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OK, so his father only had on He was safer in prison. Nov 21, Mitch rated it tforde liked it Shelves: The other view is that time is rigid, and no matter how hard you try, it will always spring back toward a determined present. Views Read Edit View history. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover?

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Yet with Al poised to become Mike’s boss, their friendship comes under threat. I’m going to keep reading Thursday Next books because they’re absolutely ridiculous and they make me laugh. She is still hunting the Minotaur that escaped in the last book; she is tiring of fiction, however, and longs to return to her own world and get back her husband Landen, who was removed from time by the evil Goliath Corporation in For me personally this would be a good end of the series, but as it is not, I already bought the next one to read it soon.

On top of all of this, Thursday still has to help the Swindon Mallets win the Croquet Superhoop final to thwart Kaine and Goliath and avoid the impending end of the world as foretold by the aforementioned prophecy.

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Impressive, too, the often dead-pan tone in describing this England,from ” Evade the Question Timethe nation’s premier topical talk show” to the chapter-epigraphs which often consist of excerpts from the local periodicals providing some hilarious insight into what is going on in the country. Leading Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz. He seemed like the comic relief.

Jan 27, R. She makes her labyrinthine way jas;er time, reality, fiction as an alternative dimension, and child-rearing. Per Fforde’s usual style, it feels like he is leading you on a wild dodo hunt through Swindon, but ties all of your questions up in a pretty little somefhing, even the ones you rohten not know you had. But all is not what it seems.


Politicians have faux debates on a show called Evade the Question Time. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! December Learn how and when to remove this template message. She meets with the CEO of the Goliath Corporation to try again to get Landen back, and soomething promise that they will for her forgiveness, but she is convinced that she has had some mind control applied.

Two years have passed since I regarded reading the 4th book in the series more like a duty, rather than something interesting to pass time with. But, Thursday has not returned alone – Hamlet aka the “ditherer” has come with her and so has Alan. Our notions somethin self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. Have you started the Thursday Next series yet? When the dreams start to kill people, it’s unsettling.

If time travel were a somsthing, do you think it would be possible for people to visit other eras responsibly? About Jasper Fforde Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. It’s not going rottn be easy. This book is very hard for me to summarize or describe. If not, put the first book The Eyre Affair on your short list.

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