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Something Rotten (Thursday Next, 4) (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Jasper Fforde

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Title:Something Rotten (Thursday Next, 4)
Authors:Jasper Fforde
Info:Viking Penguin (2004), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 383 pages
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Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (2004)

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Ich bin, zugegebenermaßen, ein riesiger Fan der Serie rund um Thursday Next und die sonderliche Welt, in der sie lebt und in der Literatur eine so große Rolle spielt, und bin daher auch nicht ganz unvoreingenommen. Bisher haben mich alle fünf Bände der Serie schlichtweg verzaubert mit der komplexen Welt und den vielschichtigen Charakteren, die Autor Jasper Fforde geschaffen hat. Und natürlich mit all dem verqueren Humor und den vielen literarischen Anspielungen. Und dieses Buch steht seinen Vorgängern in nichts nach. Es bietet allerdings ein lang ersehntes Extra: Erklärungen!

Und zwar liefert Autor Jasper Fforde hier in „Wo ist Thursday Next?“ endlich eine detaillierte Erklärung darüber, wie die BuchWelt eigentlich funktioniert. Denn darum geht es in diesem Band: Es gab ein Remake der BuchWelt und auch wenn das reibungslos verlaufen ist und sich jetzt, neben anderen Neuerungen, z.B. Landschaften zwischen den Büchern finden lassen, so steht die BuchWelt jetzt dummerweise trotzdem vor dem Krieg. Einem Krieg der Genres und nur Thursday kann dem ein Ende bereiten. Die ist allerdings, wie man schon dem Titel entnehmen kann, verschwunden und so muss BuchThursday einspringen und Jurisfictions-Agentin spielen.

Ein weiterer spannender Ausflug in diese unvergleichliche Welt erwartet den Leser in diesem Buch und erneut glänzt die Geschichte durch die Ironie, den Sarkasmus und den generell ziemlich schrägen Humor des Autors, der in jeden Aspekt der Geschichte einfließt. Immer wieder amüsant sind dabei die Seitenhiebe auf aktuelle Geschehnisse in unserer Welt, die teils auf wirklich seltsam verdrehte Art auch in RealWelt und BuchWelt auftauchen.

Alles in allem war dieser sechste Band der „Thursday Next“-Serie für mich erneut ein absolutes Highlight und ein Buch, das locker mit den vorherigen fünf Bänden mithalten kann. Bislang kann ich keine Spur von Langeweile entdecken, alles wirkt so frisch wie im ersten Band und es macht einfach wahnsinnigen Spaß diese Bücher zu lesen. Wer also noch nicht damit angefangen hat: Nichts wie ran! ;) ( )
  FiliaLibri | Nov 10, 2015 |
Something Rotten is the fourth in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Thursday is back in the real world, but dealing with Hamlet, a fictional dictator, a half-dead president, and her own future self, not to mention her existentially challenged husband. As always, I'm sure I don't get half the references, but that doesn't spoil my enjoyment. Oh, and I have to re-read Hamlet now. Roll on book five... ( )
  eclecticdodo | Jun 22, 2015 |
Thursday Next I will never get enough of you! This might have been the best book yet by Fforde and I can't wait to start the next one. Fforde has created such an amazing world and I'm so very happy to be able to visit it again and again across so many books. However, I do dread the day that I catch up to what has already been published and must wait for the next installment. ( )
  sscarllet | Nov 20, 2014 |
This is the fourth book in the Thursday Next series. This installment is pretty much the same thing as the others, but bear in mind that I really enjoyed the previous three. I am humbled and I cannot even begin to imagine how he manages to keep all the plot threads together. Sometimes I think that might might just be too clever for his own good, but I'm not about to stop reading.
  Tselja | Oct 21, 2014 |
This was the best Thursday Next book yet. If you've read the first three, you don't really need to hear much more than that.

Hamlet might be my favourite thing ever.

And I teared up a little at the end I'M ONLY HUMAN. ( )
  thebookmagpie | Oct 19, 2014 |
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Fforde continues to pitch high, wide, and fast.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal (Nov 1, 2004)
Sticking with this oddball novel is rewarding, and readers who share Fforde's love of literature and surreal sense of humor will enjoy this free fall through absurdity.
added by Katya0133 | editPeople, Joe Heim (Aug 23, 2004)
With humorous illustrations and curious footnotes sprinkled throughout, Fforde's latest will have hardcore fans roaring.
added by Katya0133 | editPublishers Weekly (Aug 16, 2004)
It's easy to be delighted by a writer who loves books so madly -- and who can imagine a Hamlet who roams the real world, declaring: ''That Freud fellow will have a bloody nose if ever I meet him.''
added by Katya0133 | editThe New York Times, Janet Maslin (Aug 5, 2004)
[Fforde] is always charming company, and if he sometimes strays too far into fantasy, well, what's so great about reality?
added by Katya0133 | editTime, Lev Grossman (Aug 2, 2004)

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The Minotaur had been causing trouble far in excess of his literary importance—first by escaping from the fantasy-genre prison book Sword of the Zenobians, then by leading us on a merry chase across most of fiction and thwarting all attempts to recapture him.
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Detective Thursday Next has had her fill of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction. Packing up her son, Friday, Thursday returns to Swindon accompanied by none other than the dithering Danish prince Hamlet. But returning to SpecOps is no snap—as outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute power, the return of Swindon's patron saint foretells doom, and if that isn't bad enough, back in the Book World The Merry Wives of Windsor is becoming entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war? Find out in this totally original, action-packed romp, sure to be another escapist thrill for Jasper Fforde's legion of fans.
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The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

The popularity of Jasper Fforde’s one-of-a-kind series of genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment builds with each new book. Now in the fourth installment, the resourceful literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon from the BookWorld accompanied by her son Friday and none other than the dithering Hamlet. But returning to SpecOps is no snap—as outlaw fictioner Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute power, the return of Swindon’s patron saint foretells doom, and, if that isn’t bad enough, The Merry Wives of Windsor is becoming entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war? And will she ever find reliable child care? Find out in this totally original, action-packed romp, sure to be another escapist thrill for Jasper Fforde’s legions of fans. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with First Among Sequels. Look for the five other bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s latest bestseller, The Woman Who Died A Lot. Visit jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

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Tired of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction, literary sleuth Thursday Next packs up her son, Friday, to return to Swindon, accompanied by the Danish prince Hamlet, only to find herself coping with outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine.

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