It’s here! It arrived from Amazon yesterday morning! It’s: The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Novel. It’s the 7th book in the series.
Ever since my little sister turned me onto these books back in ought-two or so, I’ve been completely in their thrall.
They’re funny. They have good words. There’s metaphor. I could go on and on.
Some folks thought the last book, the 6th, ran a little thin. For one thing, the hero, Thursday Next, only has a handful of lines in the whole novel. She doesn’t even show up until the last couple pages. Really. For some reason some people were somewhat annoyed by this.
It was shear brilliance!
And he replaced Mrs. Danvers with Mrs. Malaprop, a broken one at that. The play of language and shadow is so dizzying and inspiring.
The one part of the book that I couldn’t fathom in the least: how did Thursday get back over the bridge, past the gameshow hosts on her return from the Isle of Fan Fiction? I know that I’m particularly dense. I even tried to look it up in the Special Features section of Jasper FForde’s website, but no luck. Can anyone please tell me how it worked? What’s the punchline?
No time to talk now. Must be reading… You should be too!