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Publisher Comments:

The eagerly anticipated third installment in the bestselling Thursday Next series — a genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment!

Thursday Next definitely needs some down time. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain's Prose-Op is literally and literaturally at her wits' end — not to mention pregnant. Her job as Miss Havisham's apprentice at Jurisfiction is as hectic as ever — and not just because she has to moderate rage counseling sessions in Wuthering Heights. So what could be more welcome than a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots?

She's supposed to relax while filling in for a sidekick in an unpublished (and unpublishable) detective procedural socked away below the Great Library in the Well of Lost Plots. But a vacation remains elusive. In no time, Thursday discovers that the Well of Lost Plots is a veritable linguistic free-for-all where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in) are scrapped for salvage. To top it off, a murderer is stalking Jurisfiction personnel and nobody is safe, least of all Thursday herself.

Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new tour de Fforde.

Review:

"Marvelous creations like syntax-slaughtering grammasites and the murderous Minotaur roam this unusual novel's pages....Fforde's sidesplitting sendup of an increasingly antibookish society is a sheer joy." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Third course in a feast of hyperliterary alternate-reality thrillers may prove too rich for some stomachs....Like anchovies, Wagner, and Helmut Newton: will greatly appeal to people with unusual tastes — and befuddle everyone else." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Anyone who thinks there's really nothing new in fiction hasn't been reading Fforde's wildly inventive, genre-bending Thursday Next series....This will surely delight bookworms — and real people, too." Keir Graff, Booklist

Review:

"Fforde has settled comfortably into series mode, producing another fun romp in an alternate universe....Escaped minotaurs, spelling viruses, problems with software upgrades, and Spam for footnotes all contribute to the fun." Library Journal

Synopsis:

It's up to Thursday Next, heroine of the bestsellers The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, to navigate the near lawlessness of the Well Of Lost Plots — where plot devices are being sold on the black market, grammasites are running rampant, and unpublished books are being dismantled and thrown into the text sea, never to be looked on again — stop the killings of Jurisfiction personnel, and restore order to the world inside books.

Synopsis:

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. Join Thursday Next as she encounters some of the greatest characters in literature and battles deadly villians who literally leap off the page. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new Ffordian tour de force.

Synopsis:

The third installment in Jasper Ffordeandrsquo;s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy booksandmdash;like the one she has taken up residence inandmdash;are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and itandrsquo;s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de forceand#160;will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursdayandrsquo;s zany investigations continue with Something Rotten. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Ffordeandrsquo;s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

Synopsis:

The third installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it’s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with Something Rotten. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

About the Author

Jasper Fforde is the author of Lost in a Good Book and The Eyre Affair, the first two books in the Thursday Next fantasy/detective series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670032891
Subtitle:
A Thursday Next Novel
Author:
Fforde, Jasper
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in literature
Subject:
Next, Thursday
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Thursday Next Novels
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
February 19, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations on pages 377-379
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Viking Books - English 9780670032891 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Marvelous creations like syntax-slaughtering grammasites and the murderous Minotaur roam this unusual novel's pages....Fforde's sidesplitting sendup of an increasingly antibookish society is a sheer joy."
"Review" by , "Third course in a feast of hyperliterary alternate-reality thrillers may prove too rich for some stomachs....Like anchovies, Wagner, and Helmut Newton: will greatly appeal to people with unusual tastes — and befuddle everyone else."
"Review" by , "Anyone who thinks there's really nothing new in fiction hasn't been reading Fforde's wildly inventive, genre-bending Thursday Next series....This will surely delight bookworms — and real people, too."
"Review" by , "Fforde has settled comfortably into series mode, producing another fun romp in an alternate universe....Escaped minotaurs, spelling viruses, problems with software upgrades, and Spam for footnotes all contribute to the fun."
"Synopsis" by , It's up to Thursday Next, heroine of the bestsellers The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, to navigate the near lawlessness of the Well Of Lost Plots — where plot devices are being sold on the black market, grammasites are running rampant, and unpublished books are being dismantled and thrown into the text sea, never to be looked on again — stop the killings of Jurisfiction personnel, and restore order to the world inside books.
"Synopsis" by , Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. Join Thursday Next as she encounters some of the greatest characters in literature and battles deadly villians who literally leap off the page. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new Ffordian tour de force.
"Synopsis" by ,
The third installment in Jasper Ffordeandrsquo;s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy booksandmdash;like the one she has taken up residence inandmdash;are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and itandrsquo;s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de forceand#160;will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursdayandrsquo;s zany investigations continue with Something Rotten. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Ffordeandrsquo;s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

"Synopsis" by ,
The third installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it’s up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force will appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with Something Rotten. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

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