One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde
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The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

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About Jasper Fforde

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JASPER FFORDE is The New York Times bestselling author of the Thursday Next series, the Nursery Crimes series, and most recently the novel Shades of Grey. He lives in Wales.
 
Published March 8, 2011 by Penguin Books. 412 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Of course, in Fforde’s fictive world almost everything has some kind of literary echo: Cabbies take the written Thursday to Norland Park (from Sense and Sensibility);

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Publishers Weekly

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With the real Thursday Next missing, the written Thursday Next leaves her book to undertake an assignment for the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department, in Fforde's wild and wacky sixth Boo

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The Guardian

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How did you come to write One of Our Thursdays Is Missing?"Oootim", as the book is known to myself, family and publishers alike, is the sixth in the "Thursday Next" series, which feature a detective who can travel into the unseen world behind the written page known as "the Bookworld".

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Book Reporter

Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series has made a fabulous dent in the fiction book market.

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Los Angeles Times

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But which one is missing — is it Thursday from RealWorld, Thursday in BookWorld (she's referred to as "written Thursday") or someone else, a Thursday stand-in?

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Pajiba

I would highly recommend the entirety of this series as well as the first book in his newest series, Shades of Grey, which was my favorite book of 2010.

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Reviewing the Evidence

So when the character Thursday Next goes into the real world to hunt for her missing original, she finds the chaos and lack of pre-ordained plan something of a shock.

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Express

EVER SINCE Jasper Fforde introduced the character of the literary detective Thursday Next in his first novel The Eyre Affair, 10 years ago, I've been intrigued by one question: what happens if Thursday Next meets Thursday Next?

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Monsters and Critics

...more A witty, pun-filled stroll through the literary world awaits readers within the latest installment to the Thursday Next series that finds Bookworld remade and the heroine attempting to live a decent life while avoiding the grim sentence of being remaindered.

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Chicago Sun Times

If the characters in bestselling literary fantasist Jasper Fforde’s BookWorld think that slipping into the RealWorld is a disorienting experience, they should try entering his Thursday Next series for the first time as a living, breathing, nontextual Human — that’s you and me, folks.

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BookRack

Stuck on the inside of the sphere were hundreds of other islands very similar to our own, and each a haven for a category of literature within.” In “One of our Thursdays is missing” RealWorld Thursday has disappeared, and “written” Thursday (i.e.;

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Geek Speak

It is also here, in One of Our Thursdays is Missing, that we find a new Thursday, a softer, gentler yet no less incisive Thursday, who is drawn into a tangled web of inter-genre intrigue and attempted murder when she discovers that -- gasp -- the Real Thursday is missing!

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