One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing, Jasper FForde

Some people complained that it isn’t about the “real” Thursday Next, but who is “real” and “not real” in this series is a matter of opinion. Reality is both subjective and slippery in Thursday’s world where time travel combines with traveling through books and genres … worlds in which I feel completely at home. Weird, right?
Jasper Fforde in Wilkes-Barre-1461

Jasper Fforde in Wilkes-Barre. (Photo credit: twiladavisreed)

There are parts of this book I find so hilarious that I read them out loud to anyone willing to sit still long enough for me to locate the section. I own the book in hard cover, Kindle, and audio. I have read it at least 5 times and will surely read it again. And again.
If you like science fiction and especially if you are a fan of Douglas Adams, the late great crazy British author who died too soon, Jasper Fforde‘s books will remind you of Adams’ style, though they are entirely different by plot and character. What they share is a kind of delicious ironic lunacy and a brilliant use of words. Not to mention being very funny. Thursday travels through the vast world of fiction rather than outer space. For anyone who loves books … and especially If you were an English major in college … you will adore these books.

The whole series is wonderful, though I am fondest of the later books when the character of Thursday was more fully developed than she was at the beginning of the series. Still, all the books in the series all worth reading and this is as good or better than any others.

Cover of "First Among Sequels"

As of right now, my favorite remains “First Among Sequels,” but I have read all of them multiple times in print and as audio books.

There’s a new one coming out in a couple of weeks. I’ve pre-ordered it from Amazon. I can hardly wait!

Categories: Arts, Books, Humor, Literature, Reviews, Writing

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2 replies

  1. Thanks for the heads up. If you enjoyed Douglas Adams’ kind of fiction, I also recommended the novel I just finished: Year Zero – A Novel. I really recommend the audiobook, too. John Hodgman is the narrator and he’s perfect for this.


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