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One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

by Jasper Fforde

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Series: Thursday Next (6)

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It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
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    Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (Kerian)
    Kerian: Though Shades of Grey stands apart from Fforde's other works for not at all being about books, he's most proud of it, the book keeps with his humor, and it should likewise be very enjoyable for fans of Fforde.
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    Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (TomWaitsTables)

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Barely a 4. It took me awhile to get hooked into the change of voice. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
The BookWorld has been built, there is a ban on travel between OutWorld and Bookworld, and there is a war brewing between many of the genres of Bookworld,many of whom are taking affront to RacyNovel's attempts to expand and encroach into WomFiction and Romance.

There are several prophetic moments in this, especially around the RacyNovel and (since the publication of this book), the popularity of softporn (such as 50 Shades of Grey) in the real world.

In all this Written Thursday - whom we met in the previous book as a Jurisfiction reject being mentored by the real Thursday Next - is narrating the book in the 1st person. She begins to realise that Real Thursday Next is missing and starts to investigate, thereby alienating a lot of people, and getting herself into trouble.

Not for those who have not read a Next book before. The story in itself is standalone, but the whole structure of the book and who the characters are would be difficult for a new reader to pick up with this book. I wouldn't say it was the strongest book in the series, though fair play to Fforde for trying to open up the way the story is written in an attempt to keep the series moving forward ( )
  nordie | Oct 14, 2023 |
Book 6 in the Thursday Next Series. This time Thursday is missing, or is she? In the Book World, the written Thursday Next, is worried that the 5 books of the series aren't be read, but now she has to investigate what's going on with the real Thursday, time's running out, she has to be at the Peace Talks meant to put an end to the escalating Genre Wars. Oh and why are the Men in Plaid chasing after her? Another whacky adventure. ( )
  mahsdad | Sep 28, 2023 |
Mostly light-hearted humor. The reader. needs to be well read to catch all the references and puns. It's part of a series, but it's not essential to have read the earlier books. ( )
  Michael_Lilly | Sep 26, 2023 |
Not as good as the earlier books in the series but still enjoyable for those who have read the previous books. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
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Even those new to the Nextian universe must admire the audacity of the world Fforde has created, with its Steampunk-influenced contraptions, double entendre literary landmarks and skewering of the publishing industry, even the popularity of "the ghostwriter's" books. Ironically, this abundance of material may also make this latest installment, remade world notwithstanding, a bit bewildering for those new to the series.
There is no denying Fforde’s supersized imagination, linguistic agility and love of books, Books, BOOKS. One of Our Thursdays is Missing is crowded with both classical references (he tweaks Russian literature for its of clusters of impossible to distinguish names) and bestseller citings (Shreve Plaza and Picoult Junction are suggestively close). Dickens and the great, deleted Samuel Pepys; Hemingway and FitzGerald; Ludlum and Grisham; Lord of the Rings and I, Robot — no era or genre or style of books gets left out.
Read the earlier books, then read One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing. It is pure, inspired lunacy and the funniest book you will see this year.
With places like Our Blessed Lady of the Lobster, a designated love interest and diabolical wordplays, puns and hilarious illustrations including one captioned “Don’t anyone move…I think we’ve driven into a mimefield” complete with a license plate reading ISBN, this madcap tale delivers great good fun.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Fforde, Jasperprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, ThomasCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meconis, DylanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miceli, JayaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mudron, BillIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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