Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Among Sequels

First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recommended by Rhon
I wasn't sure at first when I picked up the book and discovered that there was a 14 year time lapse between books. A few chapters in I discovered the brilliance of the plot and was sucked in. There were drastic changes made in Thursday's world and I liked them. The character that I enjoyed in the first book - and felt was missing in some of the other books - was back. As always, Fforde did a brilliant job with word play, humor and plot twist.

Book Series: Thursday Next Book 5

Synopsis: Jasper Fforde returns to BookWorld in this New York Times bestselling installment of his Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde has thrilled readers everywhere with his gloriously outlandish novels in the Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series. Now, after a two-year hiatus, the demand for Thursday Next has more than tripled. And with Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, Fforde’s famous literary detective is once again ready to make the world safe for fiction. Thursday Next is grappling with a host of problems in BookWorld: a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes, and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels, to name just a few—all while captaining the ship Moral Dilemma and facing down her most vicious enemy yet: herself.

Recommended Reading:
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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