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Publisher Description

The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next, Shades of Grey, and Early Riser

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

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GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
March 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
6.2
MB

Customer Reviews

killing time on the subway ,

An interesting twist

Not Fforde's finest work, but a solid and interesting evolution of the Thursday Next series, setting us up for what promises to be an exciting Next (and final?) episode in The Woman Who Died a Lot.

Annette Kirisci ,

Like fission on a paper sandwich

Mr Fford has managed to hit me hard on the creative, witty, and hysterical lobes. I am re-reading it. It is wildly entertaining.

applepi ,

Stellar!

Excellent continuation of the series — highly recommended!

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