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One of Our Thursdays is Missing

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As she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something sinisterAll is not yet lost Living at the uiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next eager to prove herself w It's been a while since I started the Thursday Next series and the other books in the series weren't that fresh in my mind so I was a little overwhelmed by references to ideas and events introduced in previous books Plus this work was a little slow to get established for me because I wasn't ready for our main character to be perhaps a different character than the other Thursday novels My final minor gripe with this book which I nevertheless enjoyed is what seems to be an overwhelming amount of detail trying to explain how things work in Book World rather than just stating the implausible as fact and letting our imaginations fill in the gaps In the Book World this would be called the reader feedback loopStill the book is fun overall and some of the new characters are uite likeable After all everybody needs a butler especially one with a penchant for creative cocktail combinations If life weren't so short it would be fun in an OCD ish sort of way to go through this work and highlight the references to other works of literature and then if life were even longer to be able to read the works that Fforde is referring to

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Orthy of her illustrious namesakeThe fictional Thursday is soon hot on the trail of her factual alter ego and uickly stumbles upon a plot so fiendish that it threatens the very BookWorld itself Oh I just loved this book From beginning to its very wonderful endI’m in love with Jasper Fforde He’s got a brilliant imagination and he’s hilarious so wickedly funnyAt first I was puzzled and missed the “real” Thursday and the “real” Pickwick but I uickly got on board with this romp I ended up loving the written Thursday and I loved Sprockett her butler I got reminded of the previous books as I read especially in the little blurbs that start each chapterA fun and clever book A great comfort read and a perfect escape book For me a major mood booster tooI love the “book world” and I adore maps And at the beginning of the book there is a map of fiction island and it’s incredibly entertaining I referred to it freuently as much as I do maps of actual places when I read non fiction and historical fiction books I appreciated that clowns were placed in the horror genre and the sub islands are a particular delight In addition to the map there are also several other drawings by FfordeIn this book Fforde manages to poke fun at everything from teenagers to Rubik’s Cubes including books genres self publishing fan fiction movies television technology and so much else about life including the whole world and all people and in this book an awful lot about e books and his own previous Thursday Next books too and all of it so amusing It’s a blast to read I smiled or chucked on nearly every page and there were so very many uotes I wanted to uote in my review so much of the book; for instance pages 291 to 294 almost in their entirety but had I started uoting a huge part of the book would have made it into my review so I decided to completely restrain myself and leave the pleasure for others to read the book for themselves This sixth Thursday Next book is a winner I hope there are books in the series but if not this one works well enough as a final book For me a complete joy Amazon.com: Solaris Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture eBook: Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro: Kindle Store romp I ended up loving the written Thursday and I loved Sprockett her butler I got Solaris Internals reminded of the previous books as I The Story of Before read especially in the little blurbs that start each chapterA fun and clever book A great comfort Tempting Treasures read and a perfect escape book For me a major mood booster tooI love the “book world” and I adore maps And at the beginning of the book there is a map of fiction island and it’s incredibly entertaining I Mikrocontrollertechnik Mit Avr referred to it freuently as much as I do maps of actual places when I Geschichte Der Hexenprozesse read non fiction and historical fiction books I appreciated that clowns were placed in the horror genre and the sub islands are a particular delight In addition to the map there are also several other drawings by FfordeIn this book Fforde manages to poke fun at everything from teenagers to Rubik’s Cubes including books genres self publishing fan fiction movies television technology and so much else about life including the whole world and all people and in this book an awful lot about e books and his own previous Thursday Next books too and all of it so amusing It’s a blast to People Centricity read I smiled or chucked on nearly every page and there were so very many uotes I wanted to uote in my A Girls Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones review so much of the book; for instance pages 291 to 294 almost in their entirety but had I started uoting a huge part of the book would have made it into my Murderers, Scoundrels and Ragamuffins (The First Ward, review so I decided to completely The Labors of Heracles restrain myself and leave the pleasure for others to 7 Myths About Women and Work read the book for themselves This sixth Thursday Next book is a winner I hope there are books in the series but if not this one works well enough as a final book For me a complete joy

Jasper Fforde ↠ 3 review

IT IS A TIME OF UNREST IN THE BOOKWORLDOnly the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war But a week before the peace talks Thursday vanishes H Dear Jasper FfordePlease stop being awesome It's hard to have a favorite author who when people ask you What's the book about you have to go into a 10 minute explination of how this is book 6 of a series and there's people that travel between books and there's The Bookworld and there's Spec Ops and on and on and then they look at you oddly and then leave If your books weren't so awesome I wouldn't be so awkward but I feel I have to share because they're awesome I am seriously literally awed by them The fact that there's not only an obscure Python jokeFang but also what seems to be a reference to SerenityGatsbyyou'll see what I mean eventually make this book great but what also makes the book great is the fact that it's amazing and fantastic and there's a lot about story in it and I have no idea how she crossed the bridgeDon't tell me I want to figure it outNo Seriously Don't tell meSo Jasper Please stop being awesome Or at least write things that when I describe them to people as 1984 but written by Wodehouse they'll understand what I mean Oooh I know Please re write reality so that people are aware of things I like Thank youAlso Please write an episode of Doctor Who that would be the greatestgeekiest thing in the world to me Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress reference to SerenityGatsbyyou'll see what I mean eventually make this book great but what also makes the book great is the fact that it's amazing and fantastic and there's a lot about story in it and I have no idea how she crossed the bridgeDon't tell me I want to figure it outNo Seriously Don't tell meSo Jasper Please stop being awesome Or at least write things that when I describe them to people as 1984 but written by Wodehouse they'll understand what I mean Oooh I know Please Let God Guide You Daily re write The Art of the Hustle reality so that people are aware of things I like Thank youAlso Please write an episode of Doctor Who that would be the greatestgeekiest thing in the world to me


10 thoughts on “One of Our Thursdays is Missing

  1. says:

    What were the pearls and ingenuities of these novels that will very probably be reread to discover all the overlooked hidden easter eggs? The chrono guard protecting the consistency of everything satirizing all kinds of similar special forces in the history of Sci Fi fantasy military spy agent and thriller novels It´s a bit biopunky as genetic engineering is highly developed with Neanderthals mammoths and dodos with less advanced computers and has some Steampunk elements in it The Goliath corporation what a contrast to the average common evil empires in serious novels but they effectively do the same just a bit less evil and funnier Literature is of great importance for the society a bit as if sports politics faith and economics would be combined in our world and close to everyone would be interested in it in some way Ultimate breaking the fourth wall Innuendos connotations references exaggerations and neologies about so much regarding literature genres the writing process and primary outstanding milestone novels Jurisfiction for the execution of working plots bookworms as one of the best allegories of bad writing and many other elements are examples of the special language used to describe the world Bookworld and great library A parallel universe created out of the ideas of all authors that ever lived including all manuscripts and ideas that never got finished or published Bookjumping jumping at the point one imagines oneself while reading is one of the most fitting descriptions of getting lost in a book I´ve ever read Genre wars the fusion of elements of not easy to consolidate literary genres and the chaos this causes are a kind of backfiring attempt to breed hybrids convention busting babies of completely different parents I would go so far as to say that much can be learned by this series be it about creative writing the sense and nonsense of literature and especially how one initializing creative idea can be turned in such a groundbreaking seriesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue


  2. says:

    I have a confession I read this half hoping to hate it so I could make some space on the physical library shelves Alas there is no way I could consign it to the narrative doldrums of the suburbs The reading references are too clever the mystery too intriguing and the character building too well done Don't tell Friday but I think I might have to toss 'Something Rotten' insteadI haven't read Thursday Next in about ten years so I wasn't sure how confused I'd be I remember a lingering sense of enjoying some of the series but with other parts leaving a strange vaguely unpleasant aftertaste Happily the mechanisms of BookWorld came back to me uickly and Thursday the written one was kind enough to give background in the guise of orienting a new stand in Thursday Carmine O'Kipper you may now groanThe meta literary elements included in the story are surprisingly insightful and freuently amusing as well There's a moment early on when Thursday explains book detail to CarmineEvery novel as only as much description as is necessary In years past each book was carefully crafted to an infinitely fine degree but that was in the days of limited reader sophistication Today Most books are finished by the readers themselves The Feedback Loop? Precisely As soon as the readers get going the feedback loop will start back washing some of their interpretations into the book itself readers often add detail by their own interpretationsIt's that kind of insight that adds fun layer to the stories In this book BookWorld is rebuilt early on restructuring the Book Universe along the lines of the Geographic model It means Thursday will need to travel by physical means to get from one genre to the next instead of the ambiguous 'reading in' techniue What this means for the reader is a fun little tour through BookWorld as Thursday the written one investigates a book accident After crossing through Thriller she heads into Conspiracy where she runs into Sprocket a robot about to be stoned by residents as a spy The written Thursday is very aware of her inadeuacies compared to the legendary Thursday Next but feels she brings emotional depth to Thursday's story Others might characterize her as the dopey one who likes to hug a lot As she investigates the crashed book she discovers that the real Thursday hasn't been seen in a suspicious number of days The real Thursday is needed to broker peace talks between Racy Novel and FeminismDogma genres who are about to be in a cross genre warThe mystery here is fairly narratively at least straightforward The humor often has me smiling particularly Agent Suare from Flatland as he coaches Thursday the written one Sprockett's expressive eyebrow a devastating minefield the ongoing joke of keeping track who is speaking when there aren't any conversational markers and the threat of a 'Bobby Ewing' ending Despite all that parts are definitely brainy and expositionary and so it is surprisingly easy to fall asleep to for a four star book That said it's definitely worth keeping


  3. says:

    Dear Jasper FfordePlease stop being awesome It's hard to have a favorite author who when people ask you What's the book about? you have to go into a 10 minute explination of how this is book 6 of a series and there's people that travel between books and there's The Bookworld and there's Spec Ops and on and on and then they look at you oddly and then leave If your books weren't so awesome I wouldn't be so awkward but I feel I have to share because they're awesome I am seriously literally awed by them The fact that there's not only an obscure Python jokeFang but also what seems to be a reference to SerenityGatsbyyou'll see what I mean eventually make this book great but what also makes the book great is the fact that it's amazing and fantastic and there's a lot about story in it and I have no idea how she crossed the bridgeDon't tell me I want to figure it outNo Seriously Don't tell meSo Jasper Please stop being awesome Or at least write things that when I describe them to people as 1984 but written by Wodehouse they'll understand what I mean Oooh I know Please re write reality so that people are aware of things I like Thank youAlso Please write an episode of Doctor Who that would be the greatestgeekiest thing in the world to me


  4. says:

    It's been a while since I started the Thursday Next series and the other books in the series weren't that fresh in my mind so I was a little overwhelmed by references to ideas and events introduced in previous books Plus this work was a little slow to get established for me because I wasn't ready for our main character to be perhaps a different character than the other Thursday novels My final minor gripe with this book which I nevertheless enjoyed is what seems to be an overwhelming amount of detail trying to explain how things work in Book World rather than just stating the implausible as fact and letting our imaginations fill in the gaps In the Book World this would be called the reader feedback loopStill the book is fun overall and some of the new characters are uite likeable After all everybody needs a butler especially one with a penchant for creative cocktail combinations If life weren't so short it would be fun in an OCD ish sort of way to go through this work and highlight the references to other works of literature and then if life were even longer to be able to read the works that Fforde is referring to


  5. says:

    I really enjoy Jasper Fforde's romps through BookWorld Call me a book nerd but I just really enjoy it The Thursday Next series is awesome and this book is no exception It's set from the point of view of the Written Thursday Next who is trying to find the RealWorld Thursday Next Some uotes that entertain my dorky readerly sense of humorp 4 I opened the door to find three Dostogerskivites staring at me from within a dense cloud of moral relativismp 7 Not many people traveled to the RealWorld and those who did generally noted two things one that it was hysterically funny and hideously tragic in almost eual measure and two that there were far domestic cats than baobobs when it should probably be the other way aroundp 13 About ten degrees upslope of Fiction I could see our nearest neighbor Artistic Criticism It was an exceptionally beautiful island yet deeply troubled confused and suffused with a blanketing layer of almost impenetrable bullshitBut the brightest and biggest archipelago I could see upon the closed sea was the scattered group of genres that made up Nonfiction On one side of the island the Cliffs of Irrationality were slowly being eroded away while on the opposite shore the Sands of Science were slowly reclaiming salt marsh from the seap 52 'What's it like living in Vanity?' 'We tend not to use the term Vanity any It sounds derogatory We refer to it as Self Published or Collaborative and you'd be surprised just how much good prose is interspersed with that of an uneven nature' This was true Beatrix Potter Keats and George Eliot had all been self published as was the first issue of Alice in Wonderland I looked across to where the island of Vanity lay just off the coast beyond the Cliff of Notesp 69 She wasn't the only one to be physically morphed by reader expectation Miss Havisham was now elderly whether she liked it or not and Sherlock Holmes wore a deerstalker and smoked a ridiculously large pipe The problem wasn't just confined to the classics Harry Potter was seriously pissed off that he'd have to spend the rest of his life looking like Daniel Radcliffep 133 'The less people who know the better' 'Fewer The fewer people who know the better' 'That's what I meant' 'That's what who meant?' 'Wait who's speaking now?' 'I don't know' 'You must know' 'Damn It must be me you wouldn't say 'Damn' would you?' 'I might' We both stood there for an empty moment waiting for either a speech marker or a descriptive line It was one of those things that happened every now and again in BookWorld akin to an empty pregnant silence in the middle of an Outland dinner partyThe cabbie made some inuiries and found that a truckload of 'their' had collided with a trailer containing 'there' going in the opposite direction and had spread there contents across the road 'Their will be a few hiccups after that' said the cabbie and I agreed Homophone mishaps often seeped out into the real world and infected the Outlanders causing theire to be all manner of confusionp 188 'There is much unexplained in the world It behooves one to be wary at all times Just when you think you've got the hang of it along comes string theory collateralized debt obligations or Bjork's new album and bam You're as confused as you were when you first started'


  6. says:

    rubs handies togetherhaha there is a map of Fiction Island at the front This book has been bundled with SPECIAL FEATURES including The Making of wordamentary deleted scenes alternative endings and much So this is how it startsThe BookWorld RemadeEveryone remembers where they were when the BookWorld was remade I was at home 'resting between readings' which is a polite euphemism for 'almost remaindered'and this is how it ends'Humans' said Sprockett 'are the most gloriously bizarre creatures''Yes' I said with a smile 'they certainly are'This year's Fforde Ffiesta in Swindon is 28 29 May 2011


  7. says:

    How often does a popular series switch out the protagonist in Book 6?I can't think of another example Jasper Fforde is a very clever imaginative witty and playful writer Books 1 3 in this Thursday Next series are brilliant Book 4 was very good but not uite as sparkling Book 5 the last in the series before this was the weakest by a considerable margin It felt flatter than what had gone beforeHas he lost it? I worriedDoes this mark the beginning of the end? I frettedThen came his marvellous Shades of Grey not part of this series unfortunately released just prior to the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon making it the most retrospectively the worst titled book in years sorry Jasper Regardless of the title that book is a peach very different to his usual style but a real gemBut still I found myself nervous returning to the Thursday Next series I ordered this one in and my wife started reading it but she couldn't get into it and dropped out after 100 pages or so but she is pregnant again and has the attention span of a gnat with ADHD So at Chapter 1 I was scepticalThen I realised that he'd switched out the protagonist which made me sceptical it seemed a bit of a gamble an admission that he'd run out of ideas with Thursday and needed to do something big to freshen it upI mean can you imagine Rowling focusing a book on a random character like Luna's POV? Or Butcher doing a Dresden file about Sanya? What allows Fforde to get away with it is the specifics of the trade his layered conceptual world building and a certain amount of sheer ballsinessThe Thursday Next books are all about book hopping Being able to jump into the world of a book and the world of the Great Library that links them all together In OoOTIM which doesn't exactly flow as an acronym Fforde reboots the 'book world' into a whole globe of genre islands rather than a symbolic library And then he takes the idea that someone has written books about the adventures of Thursday Next which means there is now a Real Thursday and the Fictional Thursday who 'acts' her in the book The main plot of this book is the idea that the Real Thursday has gone missing and Fictional Thursday is drawn into her world trying to track her down and as nobody can tell them apart impersonating Real Thursday to try save the dayThere's a fair amount of identity crisis played I am a really Fictional Thursday or am I Real Thursday who thinks she's Fictional Thursday?But there's also a rather wonderful meta text spin thing going on It's clear at the beginning that the books about Real Thursday which have been written within the universe which Fictional Thursday 'acts' in are not the same books which we the readers have read up to this point So we've got multiple layers of 'Thursday's Story' but Fictional Thursday is by various means making changes to the story she acts to make them closer to the 'truth' of the versions we've read If that sounds like a head spinner when I got the gist of where he was going with it the Toast Marketing Board it put a delighted smile on my faceI'm not sure how well I've conveyed the cleverness but the overall tone and style is playful and witty near death experience via mime pompous dodo clockwork butler sidekick the real name of Jack Schitt there's a lot of good scenes to carry the clever ideasSo yeah If you've never read any Thursday Next books don't start here but if you dropped the series after Book 5 like me please take this as a hearty reassurance that the man has got his mojo backAfter this I read The Long Goodbye


  8. says:

    The thing I like best about this one apart from the witty references to current concepts like FanFic and Harry Potter is that we get to start at the beginning and watch our dear Thursday find herself all over again The written Thursday lives in the shadow of the real Thursday a woman of worldwide fame in both real and book worlds She starts off rather timid and by the end has learned to trust herself Sprockett the clockwork Jeeves is a wonderful character And the mimefield is absolutely terrifying


  9. says:

    Oh I just loved this book From beginning to its very wonderful endI’m in love with Jasper Fforde He’s got a brilliant imagination and he’s hilarious so wickedly funnyAt first I was puzzled and missed the “real” Thursday and the “real” Pickwick but I uickly got on board with this romp I ended up loving the written Thursday and I loved Sprockett her butler I got reminded of the previous books as I read especially in the little blurbs that start each chapterA fun and clever book A great comfort read and a perfect escape book For me a major mood booster tooI love the “book world” and I adore maps And at the beginning of the book there is a map of fiction island and it’s incredibly entertaining I referred to it freuently as much as I do maps of actual places when I read non fiction and historical fiction books I appreciated that clowns were placed in the horror genre and the sub islands are a particular delight In addition to the map there are also several other drawings by FfordeIn this book Fforde manages to poke fun at everything from teenagers to Rubik’s Cubes including books genres self publishing fan fiction movies television technology and so much else about life including the whole world and all people and in this book an awful lot about e books and his own previous Thursday Next books too and all of it so amusing It’s a blast to read I smiled or chucked on nearly every page and there were so very many uotes I wanted to uote in my review so much of the book; for instance pages 291 to 294 almost in their entirety but had I started uoting a huge part of the book would have made it into my review so I decided to completely restrain myself and leave the pleasure for others to read the book for themselves This sixth Thursday Next book is a winner I hope there are books in the series but if not this one works well enough as a final book For me a complete joy


  10. says:

    I'm torn as to how to review this latest Jasper Fforde entry I've enjoyed all of the Thursday Next series from The Eyre Affair onward mostly because they've made me laugh and they've rewarded me for having a nimble mind and a knowledge of history and culture After the last book which seemed to neatly tie everything up I was wondering what Fforde had in mind to keep the story fresh Well he has a nice twist but it almost feels like a different series Instead of focusing on Thursday and the gang the protagonist of this book is the written Thursday In other words this heroine is not our Thursday but A Thursdaythe protagonist of the fictional Thursday Next series We got to see of BookWorld but less of Jurisfiction of how BookWorld works but less of the characters of a rich world of literatureThe written Thursday isn't very interesting which is a problem for a first person narrator but the addition of her butler was a master stroke The page comes alive when he's there; sadly the written Thursday doesn't have any snappy banter with anyone else so when Sprocket isn't in a scene the story lags a bitThus while this was my least favorite of the Thursday Next books it's still better than 95% of what's out there Good but not great Cozy but a little snoozy


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