TITLE: FIRST AMONG SEQUELS
AUTHOR: JASPER FFORDE
Details: no. 5 Thursday Next Novel
I don't know where to begin or how to summarize this book. So much is happening, there are so may apparently separate story-lines that nothing I could write here could do the book justice. So, rather then give an outline, I'll just give hints about some of the plots.
It's more then 10 years since the last book, and Landon and Thursday are parents to three children (or so it would appear).
Officially, Thursday now has a quiet job with Acme Carpets, while in reality she's still doing her old jobs, unbeknownst to Landon.
In a world of ever decreasing attention-spans, reading levels are continuously falling, and Thursday has to try and stop Pride and Prejudice from being turned into a vote-em-off reality book-show.
Someone has killed Sherlock Holmes and it appears that other main characters are being threatened.
Thursday's son, Friday, is destined to safe the world from destruction, but being a typical teenager can't be bothered to even get out of bed.
Thursday's uncle Mycroft appears as a ghost, but doesn't know why, and then there are the two extra Thursday's to deal with.
Weird, wonderful, ingenious and completely original. I am amazed how Fforde can create a world so very different from ours, yet fill it with very apt observations that do concern our real life.