Lost in a Good Book
'All life on earth was due to end in a month but I had more pressing matters to attend to. My husband didn't exist and unless I did something about it soon, he might remain that way forever.' Thursday Next, literary detective and registered dodo owner begins her married life with the disturbing... show more
'All life on earth was due to end in a month but I had more pressing matters to attend to. My husband didn't exist and unless I did something about it soon, he might remain that way forever.'
Thursday Next, literary detective and registered dodo owner begins her married life with the disturbing news that her husband of only a month drowned thirty-eight years ago, and no one but Thursday has any memory of him at all. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. Could it be the ubiquitous Goliath Corporation, who will stop at nothing to get their operative Jack Schitt out of 'The Raven' - the poem in which Thursday trapped him? Or are more sinister forces at work in Swindon?
Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday heads back into fiction to search for some answers. Along the way she finds herself helping Miss Havisham close narrative loopholes in Great Expectations, struggling for a deeper understanding of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, and learning the truth about Larry the Lamb. Paper politicians, lost Shakespearean manuscripts, woolly mammoth migrations, a flurry of near-fatal coincidences and impending Armegeddon are all part of a greater plan.
But whose? And why?
Publish date: 2002-09
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
Series: Thursday Next (#2)
‘Bad boy!’ she added in a scolding tone. The Tasmanian tiger looked crestfallen, sat on its blanket by the Aga and stared down at its paws. ‘Rescue Thylacine,’ explained my mother. ‘Used to be a lab animal. He smoked forty a day until his escape. It’s costing me a fortune in nicotine patches. Isn’t ...
And that's us. Read this long ago. Still remember how Thursday Next going in and out of the book world looking for clue and talking to fictional characters. How the writer set up the scene is good with lot of humors. Plot device is actually written out. And fictional characters are free to do w...
I always intended to review these two books (I'll do them together, since it's series), but I had a feeling I hadn't done it yet and I was right.So, here goes.I love this series of books, even though I have only read the first two books so far. Hopefully, I'll soon be able to read more. This 'univer...
I liked this one better than the first one, in spite of my general dislike of extortion plots. A large part of my enjoyment probably comes from knowing what was going on from page 1, as opposed to the half-book it took me to figure that out in Jane Eyre. This is an incredibly complicated universe ...
Different. I need to pay attention when reading this so the comedy in the names etc doesnt get missed. Gives ideas of more books I should read!