12 July 2006

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

And now the fourth and last of the Thursday Next stories. This one involes Next's attempts to have her husband uneradicated (he was killed at the age of two by unscrupulous time travelers earlier in the series), look after Hamlet (who is on leave from his play), and prevent another apocalypse that is being engineered by her old foe Yorrick Kaine. She also ends up leading the Swindon croquet team in the league final, as part of all that other stuff.

This novel is one of the funniest, and really finishes everything up in great style.

Unfortunately, it seems like Fforde plans no more Next stories, but there is a spinoff 'Nursery Crime' series of which the first is good and the second due out soon.

Something Rotten (Amazon)
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Gata said...

I got the latest Fforde book, The Fourth Bear, and it announces that a new Thursday Next book is scheduled to come out Summer 2007. That's a long time to wait, but it should be worth it!

The Gamester At Large said...

A new Thursday Next book! That's great news, thanks for the head's up.