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Something Rotten (Thursday Next Series #4)
     

Something Rotten (Thursday Next Series #4)

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by Jasper Fforde
 

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The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England


The popularity of Jasper Fforde’s one-of-a-kind series of genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment

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Something Rotten (Thursday Next Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After two years in the Well as the head of Jurisfiction, Thursday Next decides to go home although she literally will miss some of her compatriots. She travels to Swindon with her son Friday and that indecisive fickle Hamlet, who is unable to decide or not to decide.......................... While Hamlet tries to understand the real world better so that he can improve his decision process in the Shakespearean realm, Thursday learns that the Goliath Corporation, who deleted her spouse Landon, have begun a faith based system. They believe she is the Chosen One and plan to choose her whether she wants to or not. Meanwhile outlaw Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine plots havoc so he can become dictator while the Merry Wives of Windsor show Hamlet to err is human, but they are divine. Only Thursday can clean up these messy subplots, but she is not sure what chapter or verse will follow. As President-for-life Formby is missing and the world will end in a whimper if the Swindon Mallets fail to win the croquet Superbowl, all she seeks is good childcare........................ A usual with a Thursday Next novel, literary giants are shredded and ¿exposed¿ as Jasper Fforde takes characters like Hamlet with his foibles and places him in the real world. The latest adventures are wild, over the edge, and very amusing. Fans need to set aside time because they will be LOST IN A GOOD BOOK literally sharing SOMETHING ROTTEN affair with the heroine as she tries to keep the myriad of lost plots straight. Once again nothing is sacred as Jasper Fforde satirizes with humorous word play literature and real icons............................... Harriet Klausner
glauver 4 months ago
Now that we are living in the era of Trump, the alternate reality of Jasper Fforde and Thursday Next doesn't seem quite so outlandish. In fact, there are eerie parallels between the fictional political scene of Something Rotten and USA 2017. As usual, it helps if you suspend logic and just read the book. It was the conclusion in a quartet of stories that began with The Eyre Affair. Thursday saves the world (again), retrieves her husband, becomes a croquet star, and discovers the true identity of Granny Next. Most of the loose ends of the preceding books are tied up, although the Minotaur is still on the loose as the story ends. I note that there is a second series of Thursday's adventures, but am not sure if I will continue following her. As I continued to read the books, I seemed to take more time to finish them. It's been fun but this seems to be a good place to say goodbye.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Thursday is retiring from Jurisfiction and returning to Swindon to reactualize her husband and take on Goliath - with Hamlet, who needs a vacation - in tow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firepaw smiles watching her.
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