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The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde

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What was once a really good series became seriously confusing mishmosh of bad writing and in turn horrible reading. I will not be reading book 8. I couldhardly make it through this book. Horrible ( )
  nraichlin | Jan 26, 2016 |
The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde - very good

Ah, Jasper is back on form! This is the Thursday Next that we know and love. All the usual puns and nonsense, a good plot, good characters and nicely tees up for the next in the series. Can't wait.

If you are already a fan of Jasper Fforde and the TN series, you will love it. If not, then don't start here - you will be totally confused. Start with The Eyre Affair.
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  Cassandra2020 | Jan 24, 2016 |
An entertaining tale that may be too ambitious--it lags at times and seems to introduce new characters in late chapters. I was disappointed to not see much of BookWorld in this installment of the series, but delighted to see the return of some of the humorous naming that I found lacking in the previous installment of the series. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
Good but just not as good as the rest. Almost a lead up to the next book rather than one on it's own right. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
In the seventh installment of the Thursday Next series, Thursday is still recovering from previous injuries and coming to terms with the fact that she’s not as young as she used to be. When she takes the job of Chief Librarian at the Swindon All-You-Can-Eat-at-Fatso’s Drink Not Included Library, trouble in the form of the Goliath Corporation follows. In the meantime, time travel has been proven to be impossible, so her son Friday’s illustrious career in the Chronoguard is replaced by a bleak future. Her daughter Tuesday has her own problems with perfecting the Anti-Smite shield in time to save Swindon from God’s promised smiting.

I say the same thing every time I review one of these books, but it’s always true. They’re not great literature, but I really enjoy them, and they’re perfect for long days sitting in airports and on airplanes. This one wasn’t as laugh-out-loud funny as some of the others, but it still had its moments. I love the world Fforde has created, and I really appreciated that there were more jabs at some of the silliness of our own world in this book. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
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"A drawn elephant has a desire to exist?"

"Certainly. All of existence came into being simply because it wanted to be. The big bang wasn't so much a big bang as a hasty dash toward an opportunity to trade nothingness for somethingness. The main contributory factor to the entire universe was a momentary effect in need of a cause. And in that split second, everything that wanted to have existence -- which is everything -- came racing through in one huge hot mass. They've been trying to sort themselves out ever since."
Budget meetings have never been interesting, ever, despite numerous attempts over the years to try to josh them up a bit. Notable uplifting techniques involved the use of fire-eaters and performing elephants, but they didn't work. The dry proceedings are well known to bring on a form of lethargy that can stay with attendees for the rest of the week, and Budget Therapy was used with great success in the treatment of patients suffering an excess of good-natured perkiness.
"Working in fiction does give one a somewhat tenuous hold on reality, but it's not the hold that's tenuous -- it's the reality: Which reality? Whose reality? Does it matter anyway? And will there be cake?"
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"You're a librarian now. I'm afraid it's mandatory."   Chap. 22
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067002502X, Hardcover)

The newest tour de force starring Thursday Next in the New York Times bestselling series

The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate.

But Thursday’s children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday’s career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday’s trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity’s promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday’s third child, Jenny, who doesn’t exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory.

With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday’s convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family’s oddest.

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The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest.… (more)

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