First Among Sequels

First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/07/2008
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Perhaps my favourite of the Thursday Next series. Did you know that there are only 15 pianos for the whole of Fiction?
Autumn Spayne


The fifth book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series, from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 'Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously' Terry Pratchett on The Eyre AffairFourteen years after she pegged out at 1988 SuperHoop, Thursday Next is grappling with a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels.Her idle sixteen-year-old would rather sleep all day than save the world from imminent destruction, the government has a dangerously high stupidity surplues, and the Stiltonista Cheese Mafia are causing trouble for Thursday in her hometown of Swindon. Then things begin to get bad. As Reality Book Shows look set to transplant Reality TV Shows and Goliath invent a trans-fictional tourist coach, Thursday must once again have her wits about her as she travels to the very limits of acceptable narrative possibilities to rescue the reading experience from almost certain destruction . . .

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340752029
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 290g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 27 mm

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Not bad at all
I actually thought that this was much better than the last book in the installment. It took me ages to read, but that's only because I've just had a baby. ... READ MORE
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Well done Mr Fforde EVEN better than the previous parts of this fantastic series.....
Eduard Doan