Something Rotten

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 385 pages
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The fourth 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


The popularity of Jasper Fforde's one-of-a-kind series of genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment 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. Thursday's zany investigations continue with First Among Sequels. 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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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

This was the best Thursday Next book yet. If you've read the first three, you don't really need to hear much more than that. Hamlet might be my favourite thing ever. And I teared up a little at the end I'M ONLY HUMAN. Read full review

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User Review  - sscarllet - LibraryThing

Thursday Next I will never get enough of you! This might have been the best book yet by Fforde and I can't wait to start the next one. Fforde has created such an amazing world and I'm so very happy to ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales. The Eyre Affair was his first novel in the bestselling series of Thursday Next novels, which includes "Lost in a Good Book," "The Well of Lost Plots," "Something Rotten," "First Among Sequels," "One of Our Thursdays is Missing," and "The Woman Who Died A Lot." The series has more than one million copies (and counting) in print. He is also the author of "The Big Over Easy" and "The Fourth Bear" of the Nursery Crime series, "Shades of Grey," and books for young readers, including "The Last Dragonslayer." Visit jasperfforde.com.

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