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One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Novel by Jasper Fforde
Review by Paul Haggerty
Viking Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780670022526
Date: 08 March 2011 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Thursday Next being asked by Jurisfiction to investigate the crash of a book inside the BookWorld isn't something terribly out of the common way. Except this isn't Thursday Next, at least not the Real Thursday Next. The Written Thursday wanted to join Jurisfiction, but couldn't make the grade. Now she spends most of her time in her book, just hoping to be read. This, unfortunately, is another rather futile pastime. While having been trained by the Real Thursday has gained her some respect, it's still a bit of a mystery why the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department would want her to investigate the mysterious crash of a book rather than the Real Thursday. Still, she's glad to help out. Until she runs into a man on the train who gives her a bit of help, some advice, and a warning. It seems the Real Thursday Next has gone missing. And the timing couldn't be worse. The BookWorld stands on the brink of war. And Thursday may be the only one that can stop it. But which Thursday?

From official release/information:

Product Description: Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

(Source: Viking)

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