Thursday, November 15, 2012
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The second Thursday Next novel featuring the Britain’s best (?) literary detective in an alternative world where literature is the most important thing in the world, and where characters from books are able to come to the real world, and where people are able to spend time in books , at least after they have learnt the trick to do it. Thursday has many problems: her husband has been eradicated from history and no one except her has any recollections of him at all, but she is still pregnant without being entirely sure if the father is her non-existing husband or someone she has never met, she is supposed to fetch an obnoxious agent from Poe’s famous poem, “Raven” – and there is a little matter of the end of the world coming in just a few days. An extremely inventive book with many, many literary references using at places even different writing styles. This second part was even better than the first part of the series, and as it ends in the middle of the story I must probably get the next part sooner or later.