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... show more
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. Read Jasper Fforde's posts in the Penguin Blog
Publish date: July 26th 2005
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
Series: Thursday Next (#4)
"I knocked at their door and, hearing no answer, walked in. When I was last working at SpecOps we rarely heard anything from the mildly eccentric members of the time-travelling elite, but when you work in the time business, you don’t waste it by nattering – it’s much too precious. My father always a...
Thursday has left the Bookworld after 2 years and is transitioning back to the real world and not without a fair few hurdles. Goliath is aiming for classification as a religion, Kaine is one step away from ruling all of the UK as a dictator, Danish books are being rounded up and burned by order of ...
Jasper FfordeEs ist was faulThursday Next (4)Übersetzer: Joachim SternFantasyDeutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2011TB, 448 Seiten, 9,95 €Kindle-Edition: 8,99 €ASIN: B005FOS82Igelesen auf dem Kindle Paperwhite Bewertung: Inhaltsangabe (Amazon): Nach jahrelangem Aufenthalt in der BuchWelt kehrt Age...
It took me quite some time to get around to this book, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It was a fun read that, unlike the previous in the series, had a chronology it followed and an actual plot that had a start and an end. I though it was humorous and at times clever, although o...
Volume 4 in the adventures of Thursday Next, Literary Detective, is much like its immediate predecessor in terms of strengths and weaknesses alike. There are the same issues with plotting, namely Deus ex Machina, lack of agency in events (specifically, very little seems to happen because of Thursd...