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And it’s totally fantastical, odd, crazy, and Seventh in the Tuesday Next fantasy series about a secret agent-type librarian willing to take on megalithic corporations intent on ruling the world through books.

And here’s another section, which I also couldn’t squeak in. And if this were so, then it must have truly warped sense of humor and have an abiding love of math and hydrogen—and a deep loathing for order.

All the books centre around Jennifer Strange, womam manages a company of magicians named ‘Kazam’, and her attempts to keep the noble arts from the clutches of big business and property tycoons. Thursday’s other child, the older Friday, has gotten a missive from the future giving him, in summary form, an account of his future as it would have been in the ChronoGuard, and now his future without it; unfortunately, the one he’s destined to live is rather bleak, and involves him perpetrating an awful deed before the week is out though with the time and exact nature of the deed conveniently precisely spelled out.

The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Novel

Views Read Edit View history. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. Although Pagerunners loose in the real world could work very well, it’s a proper thread, and not a sub one.

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This was a section that I removed from the first meeting with Stig. Jul 09, Moira Russell rated it liked it Shelves: Some cracking stories in the Old Testament, to be honest, even if some of them have some oddly pernicious outcomes due to narrow agenda-led interpretations.


This is unedited, complete with spelling errors, as I write very fast, and much of it is ‘dirty and quick’ when it goes down. Above all, however, Thursday struggles with middle age and womqn terrifying idea that her best days disd behind her.

Because it’s not going anywhere. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat Oct 02, Doed Buy. Does it make it easier to write? View high res cover image. Be still my heart. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

Jan 17, R. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. Collective bargaining power was something I quite liked, too. While this one did not entertain me quite so much as 1, 4, and 6, I found it a solid read without any slow spots. One of our Thursdays is Missing Details. Asteroid HR and the scheduled Smiting by God.

Our Books See all Books. But she deals with them, one after another and all together there’s a variety of overlapnot letting herself th thrown too far off track by the various distractions and catastrophes along the way, whether it’s the aggressive nun who is still mad at her for stealing Landon Thursday’s husband away from her to Goliath-man and longtime nemesis Jack Schitt’s mysterious meddling.

I think this was a nod towards the power of memory and emotion, and also the potential for a loss. So when Becca’s ex shows up on Tinder, Lizzie swipes right. Note sonic screwdriver sneaked into Tuesday’s pocket.

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It’s almost like slipping into your old, comfortable body–bum leg, pain patches, and all. It’s not until the second half that all the ends set loose in the first half start to come together. I thought so too. He wouldn’t surrender and took an agent down before we got him. She returns home to Swindon for what you’d expect to be a time of recuperation. There are a number jasepr stories going on in the novel: There were some interesting time travel ideas in here, some dide con In the latest Thursday Next book, Thursday is middle-aged and embroiled in trouble again.


Although we don’t spend any time in the “book world” during this adventure, we are treated to a monumental battle against the Goliath corporation; and the character of Thursday’s daughter, Tuesday, is fully fleshed out in considerable comic glory. This was pointed out later to me as I have not followed Dr Who since the late seventies. This installment also felt more like sf than literary fantasy; and a lot womaj like a kind of stopgap between the frantic adventures of the last one and the no doubt frantic adventures of womsn upcoming Darkest Matter exploration.

No-one likes to lose someone, so Jenny’s strange end as a fond memory and nothing more I thought had a poignancy about it.

The Woman Who Died a Lot : Thursday Next Book 7

It’s fast paced and unique – god knows how Jasper Fforde hasn’t repeated a plot point in seven books, but it’s true. Aug 13, Simon rated woamn it was amazing. So there’s nothing about the DRM in the book?

I love the crazy world that Fforde has created. I will say, though, that there seemed to be a bit less humor in this one overall, as well as less of the literary references, so, if that’s what you loved, you will perhaps be disappointed. If you have fears you just cannot face, wounds you can’t even bear to remember – if you’ve been abused, hte, damaged by all life throws at you – the Shadow Doctor is here to help.

Doesn’t she deserve a chance at happiness as well? The last installment, One of Our Thursdays is Missing was a little bit of a let-down, but this latest installment more than makes up for it – a return to ‘proper’ Thursday Next!

He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience hwo our website! Still, although the plot is real world-based, it’s a remarkably good one.