Monday, July 28, 2008

Thursday Next - book review

(archived from mariknits)

I just finished this really fun book that I checked out from the library and thought I would share a quick review.

It is the fifth in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde which I began reading... hmm...probably 5 years ago. The Eyre Affair was the first. Its imaginative alternate world where people can jump in and out of books was refreshing after reading so many predictable and formulaic books. This new book, Thursday Next: First Among Sequels is another great installment to the series. Hilarious. The book jumps from the late 80's to the early '00's, which offers a whole new set of challenges for Next... teenage kids, being 15 years older, book reading rate dropping, and the stupidity index rising. Also, keeping the fact that she still works for Jurisfiction from her husband makes it all the more difficult to do her job.

So many great references in this one to everything I love: knitting, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, and Dr. Temperence Brennan. It's like it was written just for me. Hehe.

Anyway, very cool book. Glad I finally got a chance to read it.


So this makes book 45. Still falling behind.

June Books:

34. House of Dance by Beth Kephart (jun)
35. Haunted by Kelley Armstrong (jun)
36. Sepulcher by Kate Mosse (jun)
37. Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs (jun)

July Books:

38. Frostbite by Richelle Mead (jul)
39. London Bridges by James Patterson (jul)
40. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (jul)
41. The Rossetti Letter by Christi Philips (jul)
42. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (jul)
43. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (jul)
44. A Hat Full of Sky by Terrt Pratchett (jul)
45. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (jul)

Books picked up at the library today:

Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
On the Bright Side, I'm now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison

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