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Something Rotten

Something Rotten

The fourth book in the ingenious Thursday Next series, from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.

‘Don’t ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original’ – Sunday Express on Lost in a Good Book

Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard.

It’s not going to be easy. Thursday’s former colleagues at the department of Literary Detectives want her to investigate a spate of cloned Shakespeares, the Goliath Corporation are planning to switch to a new Faith based corporate management system and the Neanderthals feel she might be the Chosen One who will lead them to genetic self-determination.

With help from Hamlet, her uncle and time-travelling father, Thursday faces the toughest adventure of her career. Where is the missing President-for-life George Formby? Why is it imperative for the Swindon Mallets to win the World Croquet League final? And why is it so difficult to find reliable childcare?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 8th June 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844569229

Reviews

A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination
Christina Hardyment, Independent
Jasper Fforde's imagination is a literary volcano in full spate . . . SOMETHING ROTTEN is arguably Fforde's best book yet . . . Fforde has a knack of creating memorable characters whom the reader greets like long-lost friends . . . Buy it; chuckles guaranteed.
Independent
It is always a privilege to watch the birth of a cult, and Hodder has just cut the umbilical cord ... There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters
Time Out, on 'The Eyre Affair'
Don't ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original
Sunday Express on Lost in a Good Book
The pleasure in Fforde's quirkily brilliant books is that they can be enjoyed on so many levels by all ages.
Sydney Morning Herald
Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously
Terry Pratchett on The Eyre Affair
[Fforde's] brand of inspired lunacy truly stands on its own ... this new book completes his creation of a world of true literary comic genius
Sunday Express on The Well of Lost Plots
An immensely enjoyable, almost compulsive experience
New York Times on Lost in a Good Book