The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next Series #7)

The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next Series #7)

by Jasper Fforde
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The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next Series #7) by Jasper Fforde

The smashing seventh book in the New York Times–bestselling Thursday Next series

With more than one million books in print worldwide, Jasper Fforde’s beloved series charms a growing number of readers with each new adventure. In The Woman Who Died a Lot, Thursday Next faces her trickiest assignment yet.

When her former SpecOps division is reinstated, Thursday assumes she’s the obvious choice to lead the Literary Detectives. Instead, she’s put in charge of the Swindon All-You-Can-Eat-at-Fatso’s Drink Not Included Library. But where Thursday goes, trouble follows. As the new Chief Librarian faces one-hundred-percent budget cuts and the ever-evil Jack Schitt, the Next children face their own career hiccups—and possible nonexistence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147509765
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: Thursday Next Series , #7
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 284,099
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales.

Hometown:

Brecon, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom

Date of Birth:

January 11, 1961

Place of Birth:

London, United Kingdom

Education:

Left school at 18

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The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the Thursday Next series from book 1 and it continues to entertain and amuse through its latest volume. It's nice to watch the characters age and grow, while continuing to follow them through the crazy adventures of their lives. I very much look forward to whatever comes next in this excellent series.
MelbertZ More than 1 year ago
You'd think that the crazy puns and wit of Fforde would be canned by the seventh Thursday Next book...it's not. It's much more of a family story than the previous books, and yet, it isn't sappy. He's funny and off-the-wall as always, the only thing that makes me sad is knowing it'll be a year or longer before we Americans can get any new Fforde.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Woman Who Died A Lot is the seventh book in the popular Thursday Next series by Welsh author, Jasper Fforde. Some two years after her last (almost fatal) adventure, Thursday Next is still slowly recovering, but when Swindon’s council decides to offset their Stupidity Surplus by reforming Spec Ops, she is eager to head SO27, the Literary Detectives. That job goes to Phoebe Smalls, young, smart and enthusiastic; Thursday is offered Chief Librarianship of the Wessex All You Can Eat At Fatso’s Drinks Not Included Library Services. But this seemingly boring job does not keep Thursday out of the action (in a world where libraries are treasured and librarians have power!) The vengeful Deity is intent on smiting the sinful, and Swindon is the target in 4 days’ time (sixteen-year-old Tuesday is working on perfecting an anti-smiting technology in between school and researching Dark Reading Matter); Goliath are definitely up to something as their synthetic copies of Thursday are becoming increasingly sophisticated; mysteriously, rare and ancient codices by St. Zvlkx are being vandalised. As if that’s not enough, with the Chronoguard now defunct, eighteen-year-old Friday’s purpose in his life is revealed by a Letter of Destiny: he will murder Gavin Watkins and spend 30 years in jail. Jack Schitt and Aornis Hades make unwelcome reappearances, and fans of Fforde’s Last Dragonslayer series will recognise the Blessed Ladies of the Lobster. Thursday gets a tattoo, Tupperware is put to unusual use, Enid Blyton fundamentalists make threats, Imaginary Childhood Friends and ninjas prove their worth in scientific research and Thursday’s dodo, Pickwick makes an enormous contribution. Fforde introduces the novel concept of global expectation affecting future events and explains senior moments and the Aldi grocery chain. As always, chapters are prefaced by helpful quotes from biographies, journals, books and articles. Another brilliant read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again another great read from Mr. Fforde. Was disappointed that this novel didn't take plce in the bookworld, but was glad to see that her archnemesis bought in the end.
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I loved this book and everything else written by Jasper Fforde. I highly recommend the Thursday Next Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Thursday Next books and anxiously await their release as I do most of Mr. Fforde's books. The series is highly creative with a fabulous mix of satire, fantasy and humor that keeps me laughing throughout the book. And yes, it does help to have read the other six books which to my mind is not a hardship. If you are new to this author's works, get ready for something fun and different!
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DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!!!!!! No actully bad book not that good DIE DIE FIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE . . 0