08-24-2007 10:21 AM
Jasper Fforde and Thursday Next: The First Among Sequels
In the fifth installment of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, our beloved heroine is found fourteen years after she pegged out at the 1988 SuperHoop, grappling with a host of new problems in the BookWorld. The council of Genres is trying to broker a peace deal between certain antagonistic genres: Racy novel has been recklessly placed between Ecclesiastical and Feminist, a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels are among the things that Thursday must deal with in Thursday Next: The First Among Sequels. Additionally, Thursday confronts a stupidity surplus back in Swindon along with a myriad of domestic problems such as a rebellious sixteen year old son, a brilliant daughter, and discovering the secrets to a good marriage. In this captivating volume, Thursday must confront her most vicious enemy yet: herself. The famous literary detective once again makes the world safe for fiction.
About Jasper Fforde: Jasper Fforde is the author of four previous Thursday Next novels: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten. He is also the author of the Nursery Crimes Series, featuring Big Over Easy and Fourth Bear. All of Jasper Fforde's books are available from Penguin. He lives in Wales.
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