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Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels) (edition 2005)

by Jasper Fforde (Author)

Series: Thursday Next (4)

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Literary dectective Thursday Next returns to Swindon with her son and Hamlet. But can she find a Shakespeare clone to stop the Merry Wives of Windsor from getting entangled with Hamlet? Can she prevent the world from plunging into war? Can she vanquish Kaine before he realizes his dream of absolute power? And, most important, will she ever find reliable child care?… (more)
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Title:Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels)
Authors:Jasper Fforde (Author)
Info:Penguin Books (2005), 416 pages
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Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

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Thursday saves the world and gets Landon back
  ritaer | Jul 11, 2021 |
Something Rotten (Thursday Next) by Jasper Fforde (2004) ( )
  arosoff | Jul 10, 2021 |
Dear gods, the... handsaw, the hawk, the madness. I'm loving this series. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
This series has been fun, but I really don't think I can read anymore of these. The humor and the writing is just not my style, and though I've made it this far, I don't really feel up to struggling through three more books. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Somehow, this installment in the Thursday Next series felt like less fun and more work. Too many subplots to track, though the imaginative force it took to create them all still blows this reader's mind. ( )
  stephkaye | Dec 14, 2020 |
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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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Fforde, Jasperprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belanger, FrancesDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gray, EmilyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, MaggyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, StewartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thomas, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Jordan and Alexander
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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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'You mean to tell me, Mr Holmes, that we are in the wrong book?'
KAINE PUBLISHING Warning: This book may become subject to retrospective book-burning legislation. To comply with Kaine Directive CSBO 812804, the Mandatory Combustibility Information of this novel has been calculated as follows. Energy Content: 19,180 Btu, Combustibility: Medium. Flash Point: 451°F
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Literary dectective Thursday Next returns to Swindon with her son and Hamlet. But can she find a Shakespeare clone to stop the Merry Wives of Windsor from getting entangled with Hamlet? Can she prevent the world from plunging into war? Can she vanquish Kaine before he realizes his dream of absolute power? And, most important, will she ever find reliable child care?

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