Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop the hostile takeover of Hamlet by Orphelia Can Swindon win the world croquet championship and thus prevent the end of the world All this and is revealed in this, the 4th volume in the Thursday Next series.Detective Thursday Next has had her fill of her responsibilities as the Bellmanin Jurisfiction, enough with Emperor ZCan Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop the hostile takeover of Hamlet by Orphelia Can Swindon win the world croquet championship and thus prevent the end of the world All this and is revealed in this, the 4th volume in the Thursday Next series.Detective Thursday Next has had her fill of her responsibilities as the Bellmanin Jurisfiction, enough with Emperor Zhark s pointlessly dramatic entrances, outbreaks of slapstick raging across pulp genres, and hacking her hair off to fill in for Joan of Arc Packing up her son, Friday, Thursday returns to Swindon accompanied by none other than the dithering Danish prince Hamlet Caring for both is than a full time job and Thursday decides it is definitely time to get her husband Landen back, if only to babysit Luckily, those responsible for Landen s eradication, The Goliath Corporation formerly an oppressive multinational conglomerate, now an oppressive multinational religion have pledged to right the wrong But returning to SpecOps isn t a snap When outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine seeks to get himself elected dictator, he whips up a frenzy of anti Danish sentiment and demands mass book burnings The return of Swindon s patron saint bearing divine prophecies could spell the end of the world within five years, possibly faster if the laughably terrible Swindon Mallets don t win the Superhoop, the most important croquet tournament in the land And if that s not bad enoug
Something Rotten Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop the hostile takeover of Hamlet by Orphelia Can Swindon win the world croquet championship and thus prevent the end of the world All this and is revealed i
Onvan Something Rotten Thursday Next, 4 Nevisande Jasper Fforde ISBN 014303541X ISBN13 9780143035411 Dar 385 Safhe Saal e Chap 2004
Jasper Fforde has easily made his way into my favourite authors list He is smart, witty, inventive, and packs his Thursday Next series full of literary references He s basically a book lovers dream The only terrible thing about reading one of his books is knowing it has to end This one was definitely one of my favourites Fforde seems to have had a vision of the future because I could swear he based his villain character Yorrick Kaine on Trump Thursday is, as usual, a magnificent heroine and I ca [...]
The fouth instalment of the Thursday Next series is my favourite one, the one in which all the plotlines set out earlier are woven together and political satire enters the series in a grand way.In Something Rotten, Thursday returns from the book world to late 1980s England with her two year old son, two dodos and the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who wishes to see a bit of the world As it happens, Hamlet s arrival in the real world poses a bit of a problem, for unbeknownst to Thursday, a fictional [...]
Have you started the Thursday Next series yet If not, put the first book The Eyre Affair on your short list This is one of my favorite series and Something Rotten is easily the best book in the series thus far.How can a book this hilarious make me weep like a heartbroken teenager at the end I laughed, I cried I was nearly institutionalized because of the Fforde induced bipolar syndrome this book caused.It wasn t just me Hamlet various classic fiction characters make grand entrances in all of the [...]
With every book I ve read in this series, I ve said the same thing this was fun but I doubt I ll continue on with the series Well, this is the fourth book and I give up I m going to keep reading Thursday Next books because they re absolutely ridiculous and they make me laugh This time around, Thursday is back in the real world, where she has to deal with fictional would be dictators, semi dead presidents, a husband who may not actually exist, violent cricket matches, 13th century mystics, a perp [...]
4.5 I knocked at their door and, hearing no answer, walked in When I was last working at SpecOps we rarely heard anything from the mildly eccentric members of the time travelling elite, but when you work in the time business, you don t waste it by nattering it s much too precious My father always argued that time was far and away the most valuable commodity we had and that temporal profligacy should be a criminal offence which kind of makes watching Celebrity Kidney Swap or reading Daphne Farqui [...]
Book on CD read by Emily Gray.Book four in the Thursday Next fantasy sci fi literary detective series The Goliath Corporation is still trying to take over the world, though this time their scheme is to be declared a religion Hamlet is staying with Thursday and her family, while she tries to sort out the mess that all the cloned Shakespeares have made of the original play Thursday s father, the rogue ChronoGuard, and her mad scientist Uncle Mycroft, both make significant, though small, contributi [...]
I regarded reading the 4th book in the series like a duty, rather than something interesting to pass time with I didn t really want to read it now, but since I got through the first 3 I might as well read the 4th one too, right Plus I would ve probably forgotten the plot in a year In other words Something Rotten was bound for failure right from the beginning and now I m wondering if I could just possibly insert yet another I somewhere in this paragraph I Two years have passed since The Well of [...]
The fate of the world depends on the results of the Superhoop, with help from the cloned Neanderthals wholly owned by Goliath Corporation, now a religion after a year of bad press Thursday Next is back in the real world after hiding out in the world of unpublished novels Jasper Fforde books are wonderfully crazy.
Two years have passed and Thursday is still working in Jurisfiction and hunting the Minotaur, but she longs to return to the real world and find Landen, previously eradicated by the Goliath Corporation Her son Friday is now twoShe returns to Swindon with Hamlet, who wants to see what the real world is like and stays with her mother and father She gets her job back at SpecOps and starts to find out all she has missed President George Formby is still in power but the Goliath Corporation has made a [...]
This took me a LONG time to get into It has been on my to read list since 2008, so for a while I wondered why I even bothered I started enjoying it about half way through, and then I came across a passage that made the whole thing worth it view spoiler Wait I cried out What I can t concentrate with all those people Landen looked around the empty bedroom What people Those people, I repeated, waving a hand in the general direction of everywhere, the ones reading us Landen stared at me and raised a [...]
Just when you think it can t get any stranger, Jasper Fforde makes sure to let you know it can and it will The fate of all life on this beautiful planet decided on the swing of a croquet mallet 351 I mean COME ON Anyone who can turn croquet into a full contact sport and make me want to watch it has to be a genius right I also can t believe it took me until almost 12 hours later to finally connect the title to most of the story, as in hey this story has a lot about Hamlet in it and the quote Some [...]
After belong a little disappointed by the third book, this one was back in the real world , and just as much fun as the first two.The plot was deliberately complex, full of twists and turns Nevertheless I found it easy to understand as events follow their own internal logic.The bad people were vanquished, the good people won but not without cost , the funny characters amused, and the dodos waddled in occasionally to do their dodo thing.By the end of the book the major story lines were resolved i [...]
This was just okay for me There was so much going on The author kept it reigned in, but it was like a jumbo zig zag Usually I like busy, so I m not sure why this rubbed me the wrong way There was also a fair amount of repetition which caused eye rollingt excessive eye rollingjust basic eye rolling.I liked Thurdsay She was great I also liked Hamlet He seemed like the comic relief Everything else was just okay.
I started this series actually with the second book, because we read it at an English course at University Then I read the first book in German and just some time ago after years the third one again in English I didn t want to wait so long again, so I directly started the fourth book.I liked this one even better than the third, even though there was less book jumping and literature involved except for Hamlet But still it was funny, it was exciting, it was just really enjoyable I loved how Jasper [...]
So crazy it s really funny And in the end most things are sort of tied up, so I can stop reading this series Or will I
Easily the best one so fare various plot lines come together, and a couple things are even resolved Not that this will make things any less hectic in the literary worldter all, what is going to happen when Ophelia finds out about Hamlet s affair with Lady Hamilton
The fourth 4th book in the Thursday Next seriesIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES.Thursday Next is living in Bookworld She is one of the rare, rare people with the ability to read herself into books Now she is The Bellman the sort of leader in charge of Bookworld She spends her days calming fictional characters, stopping character rebellion, and keeping plotlines stable She has a two year old son, the boy Friday Her husband and one true love, Landon, is eradicated Chronogu [...]
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare, and as a gift for your 450th, I present to you an excellent book written for your 440th Jasper Fforde has exactly the same love of reading and writer s inventiveness as many of the great ones who are inspired by your creativity Not only does he give Hamlet some thoughtful reflection upon his role as a dithering protagonist, but also literally brings you back to life with all the tragic consequences of your great plays Okay, not even King Lear suggests an arma [...]
This was book 4 in the Thursday next series, and although a lot of loose threads from the previous books came together, for me this book just didn t read as well as the others There was a fair amount of repetition which went on, which seemed to interupt the flow of the storyline Once again the multiple threads reminded me of the plate spinners from the old variety acts.Time has moved on and Thursday exits the Bookworld to reappear in the real world She is accompanied by her 2 year old son, Shake [...]
Dieser Band hat mir wieder au erordentlich gut gefallen Der in sich konsistente Erz hlstrang, n mlich die Anti Nichtung des Ehemanns Landen und die damit einhergehenden witzigen Begleiterscheinungen inklusive wiederholter Rettung des gesamten Planeten, werden extrem lustig und rasant erz hlt An traumhaft kuriosen kleinen innovativen Feuerwerken abseits des Hauptplotes wird auch nicht gespart eine SO Stalkereinheit, oder Selbsthilfegruppen f r Figuren bei denen die Urheberrechtssperre abl uft, si [...]
As much as I enjoy the Bookworld and Jurisfiction, I prefer the wacky world of Spec Ops and Swindon, so I was rather pleased when this started with Thursday s decision to return to the real world And I was thrilled when this featured large amounts of crossover between the two worlds, with characters from the Bookworld coming to babysit or just hang out and Thursday occasionally still jumping into the Bookworld But most of all, I loved that Landen finally returned And that the Granny Next threads [...]
TN4 I enjoyed it less than the first three it was a helicopter , a lot of unrelated parts moving in synchrony, that yet somehow seem to get the story from point A to point B However, we get a few answers Of course, it would be a spoiler to give them all away But, gingham Really It has a lot to recommend it to the literophile, especially fans of the Revernd Dodgson I really hope I spelled his name correctly Oh, wait I m on the Internet
It s two years after the events of the previous book, and Thursday is back in the real world, with her son, Friday, and the two dodos, Pickwick and Alan, in tow Oh, and Hamlet, who s been given a chance to visit the Outland to try and stop him dithering so much Thursday discovers that Chancellor Yorrick Kane is trying to start a war with Denmark, that St Zvlkx, thirteenth century prophet, is due to arrive at his Second Coming in Swindon, and that Landon is still eradicated Caught up in political [...]
Happily, Mr Fforde delivers a light, entertaining novel that offers a tangled pile of subplots all eventually resolved by his dependably resilient heroine, Thursday Next She makes her labyrinthine way through time, reality, fiction as an alternative dimension, and child rearing And if you like hilarious word play and turns of phrase spot on that you d NEVER have thought up on your own, this is the place for you.Jasper is as good as Woodhouse for a reliable, fun read Always recommended no matter [...]
I don t get half the literary references in this series but it s still very entertaining The third one was a bit disappointing but Something Rotten than made up for it with a clear outlined plot and fantastic ending.
The first two books in this series are absolutely awesome This one and the one before it were a STRUGGLE to get through Too many ideas crammed into the story to the point were I was uninterested in any of them.
Just as clever as the rest I had to go back and check the publication date because Kaine really reminded me of Trump, LOL.
This was my favorite so far in the series a lot of plot lines from previous books got settled here and I enjoyed that.
1st Recorded Reading August 20062nd Recorded Reading March 2011This novel is the fourth in the series featuring Thursday Next, our favorite Literary Detective in an alternative universe England, who is also working in JurisFiction, which polices things inside of books I first read this book in August 2006, and again in March 2011, and I was most happy to read it again my memory is such that in the space of five years I had forgotten most of the plot not surprising, as the plot is most convoluted [...]