Thursday, September 29, 2011

One of Our Thursdays is Missing

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing Jasper Fforde

The politics of fiction are never easy, nor are they clean-cut. War is brewing between Racy Novel and Comedy and it may all have to do with geological deposits of Raw Metaphor. There’s only one person who can stop this, but she’s gone missing. Jurisfiction wants the written Thursday (the one who prefers tea to guns) to pretend to be the real Thursday at the peace talks.

But... the Men in Plaid seem to want her dead, the series is suffering from very low read rates, and she’s been assigned a case that should be a no-brainer but is very dodgy indeed. Not to mention--- where exactly is the real Thursday?

More madcap zaniness from the king of intellectual prat-falls. I loved the closer look at fiction and how genres blend into each other. I thought the journey into Fan Fiction was rather hilarious and how can one not love a cameo from Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm? I also really liked Sprocket, the robotic butler. But, at the same time, I really missed Swindon and the politics of of Goliath and cheese smuggling. There was just a little bit of it, but not enough to leave me satisfied.

I do continue to love this series and have started the torturous wait for more.

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