One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

One of Our Thursdays is Missing

Alright ya’ll, I’ve been meaning to write this review for over a week and I just want to get the book back on it’s shelf, so this review is going to be a little short, mmmkay?

This is a Thursday Next book that is not about Thursday Next – or at least, not the real Thursday Next. Written Thursday is doing her best in BookWorld to up the readership on her series, and to portray Thursday in the dignified manner she deserves. Then one day she hears a rumor that the real Thursday Next has gone missing, and right before she was supposed to show up at the peace talks to stop a genre war. Written Thursday has to save the day!

Things I liked:

  • The BookWorld is remade in this novel, and it’s really cool to “see” the changes.
  • There’s a map of the new BookWorld in the front! Coolest literary map ever.
  • You get to see a written character travel to the real world and experience crazy things like gravity and peeing.
  • Fun, weird, twisted plot that doesn’t make sense until the end (like most TN novels).

Things I didn’t like:

  • That it’s all from Written Thursday’s POV. It got a little confusing, and she’s not exactly as fun as the real Thursday.
  • There was a LOT of description about the new BookWorld, and eventually it started to seem like filler.

I want to mention to that I listened to the first 5 or 6 chapters on audiobook, and I didn’t like it so I switched to the print book for the rest. These books are just too crazy and zany for listening, and I didn’t like Thursday’s voice.

And that’s about it. This is like the 6th Thursday Next book, and if you’ve been reading and enjoying these books, you’ll probably enjoyΒ One of Our Thursdays is Missing too. It’s definitely not my favorite of the series, but I’m still excited to read the next one, The Woman Who Died A Lot.

Sarah Says: 3 stars

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4 comments

  1. Yes to everything you wrote here. I still liked this book because Thursday Next is the best but I was disappointed there wasn’t more REAL Thursday here. Which is weird to say cos obv both TNs are fictional characters. But then you have the real-fictional TN and the fictional-fictional TN and this is why I can’t describe Fforde books to anyone.

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