Friday, April 1, 2011

Heard about a Book...

Okay, here's another series I've missed in life with a 6th book, the Thursday Next series of stories by Jasper Fforde. Thursday Next is a literary detective from Swindon, England who can move back and forth between the RealWorld and the BookWorld, interacting with any character that's ever been written. She solves various book crimes, sucha as the kidnapping of Jane Eyre. His new book is One of Our Thursdays is Missing.

The Thursday Next novels:

The Eyre Affair
Lost in A Good Book
The Well of Lost Plots
Something Rotten
First Among Sequels
One of Our Thursdays is Missing

About One of Our Thursdays is Missing from Goodreads.com:

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.