One of Our Thursdays is Missing
by Jasper Fforde
Hodder & Stoughton Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780340963074
Date: 22 February 2011 List Price £16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
One of the best things about having done this column for so many years is seeing author's whose début novels I covered now regularly scaling the heights of the best seller lists. Since The Eyre Affair first appeared back in 2001, Jasper Fforde has gone on to great things, with several novels following the adventures of heroine Thursday Next, as well as novels in two other series and, most recently a children's novel.
With all these other projects on the go, Fforde has given Thursday a rest for the last few years, but now she's back... well, not, actually. She's missing, as the title of this new book, One of Our Thursdays is Missing suggests! This new book, the sixth in this particular series is now released in hard cover by Hodder.
"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."