Thursday Next returns in another inventive, funny and fantastical adventure by the comic and creative genius, Jasper Fforde.
It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake.
The fictional Thursday is soon hot on the trail of her factual alter-ego, and quickly stumbles upon a plot so fiendish that it threatens the very BookWorld itself.
Full of Fforde s cracking wordplay and playful literary references...One of Our Thursdays is Missing adds a fresh dimension to a highly idiosyncratic series. Clever and funny, with a complex mystery. - The Daily Telegraph
It's a wild and inventive comic fantasy series - sort of Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll - that deserves its vast popularity. - The Age
Fforde is the Douglas Adams of his generation, and the fertile lunacy of his literary comedy remains undiminished. - Fforde is the Douglas Adams of his generation, and the fertile lunacy of his literary comedy remains undiminished. The Saturday Age
'The text, peppered with erudite literary allusions, lively dialogue and puns. like "the Toilet Humour Society meet at the Inn Uendo to pass motions at the bar, delivers a fantastic adventure "of a woman trying to find herself ' that will appeal to more than just Fforde's legions of fans. - The Canberra Times
Always entertaining, Fforde displays an enviable knowledge of the classics, writes extremely well, makes the ridiculous look normal and takes the impossible into the realms of the possible. - Herald Sun
'Fforde's books are more than just an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett' - Independent
A riot of puns, in-jokes and literary allusions that Fforde carries off with aplomb - Daily Mail
'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald
Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller One of our Thursdays is Missing, and the Last Dragonslayer series, adapted for television by Sky.
Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.
Visit Jasper's website, www.jasperfforde.com, find him on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jasperffordebooks, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jasperfforde.