Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Last night I finished Something Rotten, the fourth book in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. I wrote about the third book in the series here.

In Something Rotten, Thursday returns to the real world after having spent most of the time in the previous two books hiding out inside fiction. It is my favourite of Fforde's books, so far, and does a nice job of wrapping up pretty much all of the loose threads from the previous books. So much so, that I thought while reading it that it might be the last in the series but I now see that there is a fifth book, and a planned sixth book forthcoming. It also gets extra marks from me for having less of the meta-fiction devices used, sometimes to excess, in the previous books.

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