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Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.

somethin Fans of the series will not be disappointed — though newcomers might want to begin at the beginning i. Only a lot shorter. Jasper, not the dog Series: He has a passion for movies, photographs, and aviation. In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day.

Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) by Jasper Fforde

Yorrick Kaine has seized power, Goliath are threatening to change to a faith-based corporate management system, and the winning of the World Croquet League SuperHoop as foretold in the Seventh Revealment of St Zvlkx is inextricably linked to the fall of Kaine and Goliath.

So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. They have already erased her husband from existence and wanted to do the same to her. Goliath Corporation have decided to become the new world religion to avoid a prophecy the prophecy states ftorde the Goliath Corporation will fall; Goliath believes that converting itself into a religion will exempt it from destruction, as the prophecy specifies a business.

If you could retire now and live in any book, which book would you like to spend the rest of your days living in?

Something Rotten

Millions of readers now follow This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat What are her reasons for returning to the real world? The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. Meanwhile, her most pressing problem is finding reliable childcare for Friday. UK ‘Royal’ collector’s hardcover. For the musical, see Something Rotten! Find out in this totally original, action-packed romp, sure to be another escapist thrill for Jasper Fforde’s growing legion of fans. Yes, film did most definitely affect the narrative.


What more could a reader want? A mysterious girl who won’t speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin – strange things are happening on Whidbey Island and Becca King is drawn into the maelstrom of events.

Wales is an independent socialist republic, England dominated by the Goliath Corporation, and books are considered very, very important.

Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde

She brings Shakespeare’s Hamlet back with her. Something Rotten had just the right mix of silliness with thoughtful digs at current affairs and contemporary discussions such as the argument about what makes humans human and what gives humans have the right to control other species, or the rights of other groups of humans for that matter.

Quotes from Something Rotten. Jul 13, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: This took me a LONG time to get into. Time has moved on and Thursday exits the Bookworld to reappear in the real world. Jasper Fforde has done it again As it happens, Hamlet’s arrival in the real world poses a bit of a problem, for unbeknownst to Thursday, a fictional The fouth instalment of the Thursday Next series is my favourite one, the one in which all the plotlines set out earlier are woven together and political satire enters the series in a grand way.

One of our Thursdays is Missing Details. I loved Alan, and I am having to read the rest of the series just to find out how he fares. There was a fair amount of repetition which went on, which seemed to interupt the flow of the storyline.

Somethinb the end of the book the major story lines were resolved in ways that tforde both dramatic and humorous, while enough minor questions were left open to allow for further adventures. Luckily, those responsible for Landen’s eradication, The Goliath Corporation— formerly an oppressive multinational conglomerate, now an oppressive multinational religion— have pledged to right the wrong. Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed, is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep.

This Something Rotten book review was written by Michelle Herbert. Two years after Thursday Next’s Ultraword adventure, the now ex-head of Jurisfiction returns home accompanied by a toddler, a pair of dodos, and Hamlet, eager to learn a little bit about conflict resolution.

Thursday’s former colleagues at the department of Literary Detectives want her to investigate a spate of cloned Shakespeares, the Goliath Corporation are planning to switch to a new Faith based corporate management system and the Jaspet feel she might be the Chosen One who will lead them to genetic self-determination.


On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknowna gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. The best autobiography of anyone under 50 I’ve ever read.

Thursday survives several assassination attempts, smuggles banned books out of the country, plays World Championship Croquet, searches for cloned Shakespeares and makes a startling discovery about Granny Next.

Jasper Fforde’s imagination is a literary volcano in full spate. Naturally, she also spends a bit of time trying to get back her husband, who still has an existence problem, but first she has to arrange a baby-sitter for her son, which proves just as difficult. I felt stupid, then relaxed and gave out a rotren giggle.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: The blurb for the UK edition goes like this: One has to consider Jasper Fforde in the context of his predecessors in surreal comic fantasy – Lewis Carroll, Thorne Smith, the Goons, the Monty Python team, Douglas Adams, Robert Rankin, Terry Pratchett and the rest – and in many ways he not only matches their genius, but actually transcends it.

Nov 21, Mitch rated it really liked it Shelves: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I started this series actually with the second book, because we read it at an English course at University.

Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower – treasurer of the Residents’ Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village – to an intimate dinner. This was for me a little weaker than the first three books, possibly because now back in Thursday’s world is a little more mundane than seeing works of literature from the inside but there are still plenty of laughs to be had and the various plot strands will keep you guessing