Thursday Next: First Among Sequels

A Thursday Next Novel

Jasper Fforde - Author

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ISBN 9780143113560 | 384 pages | 29 Jul 2008 | Penguin | 5.19 x 7.87in | 18 - AND UP
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Jasper Fforde returns to BookWorld in this New York Times bestselling installment of his Thursday Next series

Jasper Fforde has thrilled readers everywhere with his gloriously outlandish novels in the Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series. Now, after a two-year hiatus, the demand for Thursday Next has more than tripled. And with Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, Fforde’s famous literary detective is once again ready to make the world safe for fiction. Thursday Next is grappling with a host of problems in BookWorld: a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes, and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels, to name just a few—all while captaining the ship Moral Dilemma and facing down her most vicious enemy yet: herself.

“ Playful . . . It’s not hard to see what this enthusiasm is about. . . . It’s easy to be delighted by a writer who loves books so madly.”
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“ What keeps this series humming is Fforde’s lively engagement with books and the indefatigable woman he’s created to defend them.”
—John Freeman, People

“Richly crammed with jokes, ideas, and action. Brainier silliness is hard to find.”
USA Today

“ The BookWorld seems to have encouraged Fforde’s rogue imagination to escape all fetters and really go wild.”
—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

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