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ISBN13: 9780670022526
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Publisher Comments:

The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons — a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

Review:

"With the real Thursday Next missing, the 'written' Thursday Next leaves her book to undertake an assignment for the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department, in Fforde's wild and wacky sixth BookWorld novel (after Thursday Next: First Among Sequels). As written Thursday Next finds herself playing roles intended for her real counterpart, BookWorld's elite try to deal with a border dispute between Racy Novel and Women's Fiction. It's not always possible to know where one is in BookWorld, which has been drastically remade, or in Fforde's book, which shares the madcap makeup of Alice in Wonderland, even borrowing Alice's dodo. Outrageous puns (e.g., a restaurant called Inn Uendo) and clever observations relating to the real book world (e.g., the inhabitants of 'Vanity' island now prefer Self-Published or Collaborative) abound. Fforde's diabolical meshing of insight and humor makes a 'mimefield' both frightening and funny, while the reader must traverse a volume that's a minefield of unexpected and amusing twists. 10-city author tour. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Review:

"There is no denying Fforde’s supersized imagination, linguistic agility, and love of books, Books, BOOKS." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Fforde is a breath of fresh air." Kirkus

Review:

"One of Our Thursdays is Missing, like other Fforde novels, is jam packed with spot-on parody, puns and wry observations about words and genres that will delight literary-minded fans of the series." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"One of Our Thursdays is Missing is filled with passages [in] which geeky humor jostles with genuine insight about the current state of fiction....[T]ake a joy ride with the passionate reader who wrote this novel." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Review:

"[With a] furiously agile imagination...Fforde has shaken up genres — fantasy, comedy, crime, sci-fi, parody, literary criticism — and come up with a superb mishmash with lots of affectionate in-jokes for any book lover." Miami Herald

Review:

"Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett." Independent

Review:

"A riot of puns, in-jokes and literary allusions that Fforde carries off with aplomb." Daily Mail

Review:

"Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde." Herald

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller and the wildly inventive sixth installment of a series that has more than one million copies (and counting) in print.

Dazzlingly funny and imaginative, Jasper Fforde's books have won him the affection of readers, reviewers, and-dare we say it-booksellers alike. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief because Thursday Next-or at least one of her-is back. At a time of great unrest in the BookWorld, only the ace literary detective can avert a devastating Genre War-thing is, Thursday has vanished. Now the written Thursday must answer the call, save the Bookworld, evade capture, and find the actual Thursday! With a clockwork Butler in tow, and Men in Plaid as well as her Designated Love Interest in pursuit, she must reluctantly agree to journey up the mysterious Metaphoric River for answers. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

Synopsis:

The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

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About the Author

Jasper Fforde is The New York Times bestselling author of the Thursday Next series, the Nursery Crimes series, and most recently the novel Shades of Grey.

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Lynne from Virginia, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Lynne from Virginia)
While I don't think anything will top the series starter, "The Eyre Affair," this was a delightful addition to the Thursday Next series and the best one in a while. The switch in voice is indeed a bit disconcerting at first, but I, too, came to enjoy it. As always with Fforde, a jolly good read!
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Ashley Kritzeck, January 17, 2012 (view all comments by Ashley Kritzeck)
Jasper Fforde's cleverly written "Eyre Affair" series continues on with the sixth book, "One of Our Thursday's Is Missing." Fforde has created another satirical book full of entertaining literary allusions that deserves to be on everyone's must-read list. Words cannot begin to describe the world of Thursday Next and her book crime-fighting job in the Jurisfiction Investigation Department. Start at the beginning of the book series and work your through-you won't regret it!
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Stephanie Hammerwold, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Stephanie Hammerwold)
This novel is a bit of a departure from the previous Thursday Next novels in that it's told by the written counterpart to the Thursday who narrated the first five novels. As a huge fan of the series, I gobbled this book up as soon as it arrived on my doorstep. It took a little while to get used to the voice of the written Thursday, but I really grew to like her. She gives the reader a different perspective on the "real world" Thursday. There are of course the literary references and wit typical of Fforde's book, and we get a reimagined version of the book world. Despite the fact that Fforde draws from well known books, he writes a very clever and original story. If you love fiction and haven't read any of Fforde's books before, start at the beginning with The Eyre Affair.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670022526
Subtitle:
A Thursday Next Novel
Author:
Fforde, Jasper
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Thursday Next Novel
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.53 x 6.05 x 1.28 in 1.07 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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Product details 384 pages Viking Books - English 9780670022526 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With the real Thursday Next missing, the 'written' Thursday Next leaves her book to undertake an assignment for the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department, in Fforde's wild and wacky sixth BookWorld novel (after Thursday Next: First Among Sequels). As written Thursday Next finds herself playing roles intended for her real counterpart, BookWorld's elite try to deal with a border dispute between Racy Novel and Women's Fiction. It's not always possible to know where one is in BookWorld, which has been drastically remade, or in Fforde's book, which shares the madcap makeup of Alice in Wonderland, even borrowing Alice's dodo. Outrageous puns (e.g., a restaurant called Inn Uendo) and clever observations relating to the real book world (e.g., the inhabitants of 'Vanity' island now prefer Self-Published or Collaborative) abound. Fforde's diabolical meshing of insight and humor makes a 'mimefield' both frightening and funny, while the reader must traverse a volume that's a minefield of unexpected and amusing twists. 10-city author tour. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "There is no denying Fforde’s supersized imagination, linguistic agility, and love of books, Books, BOOKS."
"Review" by , "Fforde is a breath of fresh air."
"Review" by , "One of Our Thursdays is Missing, like other Fforde novels, is jam packed with spot-on parody, puns and wry observations about words and genres that will delight literary-minded fans of the series."
"Review" by , "One of Our Thursdays is Missing is filled with passages [in] which geeky humor jostles with genuine insight about the current state of fiction....[T]ake a joy ride with the passionate reader who wrote this novel."
"Review" by , "[With a] furiously agile imagination...Fforde has shaken up genres — fantasy, comedy, crime, sci-fi, parody, literary criticism — and come up with a superb mishmash with lots of affectionate in-jokes for any book lover."
"Review" by , "Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett."
"Review" by , "A riot of puns, in-jokes and literary allusions that Fforde carries off with aplomb."
"Review" by , "Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde."
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestseller and the wildly inventive sixth installment of a series that has more than one million copies (and counting) in print.

Dazzlingly funny and imaginative, Jasper Fforde's books have won him the affection of readers, reviewers, and-dare we say it-booksellers alike. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief because Thursday Next-or at least one of her-is back. At a time of great unrest in the BookWorld, only the ace literary detective can avert a devastating Genre War-thing is, Thursday has vanished. Now the written Thursday must answer the call, save the Bookworld, evade capture, and find the actual Thursday! With a clockwork Butler in tow, and Men in Plaid as well as her Designated Love Interest in pursuit, she must reluctantly agree to journey up the mysterious Metaphoric River for answers. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

"Synopsis" by ,
The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

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