Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)

Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2) The Inventive, Exuberant, And Totally Original Literary Fun That Began With The Eyre Affair Continues With The Second Installment In What Is Sure To Become A Classic Series Of Literary Fantasy.Jasper Fforde And His Ever Resourceful Literary Detective Heroine Thursday Next Are Back In The Second Installment Of What Promises To Be One Of The Most Talked About Series Of The Decade If Thursday Thought She Could Avoid The Spotlight After Her Heroic Escapades In The Pages Of Jane Eyre, She Was Sorely Mistaken The Unforgettable Literary Detective Whom Michiko Kakutani Of The New York Times Calls Part Bridget Jones, Part Nancy Drew And Part Dirty Harry Had Another Think Coming The Love Of Her Life Has Been Eradicated By Goliath, Everyone S Favorite Corrupt Multinational To Rescue Him Thursday Must Retrieve A Supposedly Vanquished Enemy From The Pages Of The Raven But Poe Is Off Limits To Even The Most Seasoned Literary Interloper Enter A Professional The Man Hating Miss Havisham From Dickens S Great Expectations As Her New Apprentice, Thursday Keeps Her Motives Secret As She Learns The Ropes Of Jurisfiction, Where She Moonlights As A Prose Resource Operative Inside Books As If Jumping Into The Likes Of Kafka, Austen, And Beatrix Potter S Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies Weren T Enough, Thursday Finds Herself The Target Of A Series Of Potentially Lethal Coincidences, The Authenticator Of A Newly Discovered Play By The Bard Himself, And The Only One Who Can Prevent An Unidentifiable Pink Sludge From Engulfing All Life On Earth.The Inventive, Exuberant, And Totally Original Literary Fun That Began With The Eyre Affair Continues With Fforde S Magnificent New Adventure, The Second Installment In What Is Sure To Become A Classic Series Of Literary Fantasy. Book ReviewJasper Fforde had a stroke of brilliance with the Thursday Next series of adventure books Lost in a Good Book is the second release in the series and I ve given it a very high 3 of 5 stars As it s a very difficult book to truly wrap your head around, it couldn t get a 5 from me When I compared it to the first one, The Eyre Affair, I had to give it a slightly lower rating just because I enjoyed the first oneA few really cool things about these books 1 Thursday is a litBook ReviewJasper Fforde had a stroke of brilliance with the Thursday Next series of adventure books Lost in a Good Bo
This was a reread and I still loved it just as much as the first time around Pickwick the dodo gets so many mentions in the early books The way she looks after her egg and makes plock plock noises is delightful And of course this is the book where something happens to poor Landon Disappointing because he is
I love the sheer inventiveness of Jasper Fforde s books, and in this series, the madcap way that he messes with literature, with both love and a childlike glee, and it makes me happy to have spent some time rereading this book.Note The rest of this review has been wit
Maybe only a 3.5 star, but it was another fun trip into such a strange world filled with literary references, slippery characters, murder, mayhem There s plenty of wry humor, puns, ridiculous situations to make sure things don t get too serious I d call it a cozy mystery, except that belies just how fantastic the world is there is no way the reader can figure out what is going to happen I sometimes wonder if the author knows He writes the way Mrs Haversham Yes, the lady f Maybe only a 3.5 star, but it was another fun trip into such a strange world filled with literary references, slippery characters, murder, mayhem There s plenty of wry humor, puns, ridiculous situations to make sure things don t get too serious I d call it a cozy mystery, except that belies just how fantastic the world is there is no way the reader can figure out what is going to happen I sometimes wonder if the author knows He writes the way Mrs Haversham Yes, the lady from Great Expectations drives with complete abandon sheer joy It s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world except for Lola Thursday Oh, oh, Lola Thursday OK, I ll quit singing now, but if this series had a theme song, that wouldn t be a bad one.It was a bit uneven, but I put that down to the high points striking me as so funny There s a great scene at a book sale, for instance I didn t quit chuckling for several minutes Reminded me of the time I stood in line at 5am in 20 degree darkness
Curses About 40 pages from the end, I had to run out and get the next book in the Thursday Next series, Well of Lost Plots This book doesn t have an ending Even worse, I got sucked up into it and had to keep going Lost in a Good Book is the sequel to The Eyre Affair starring spec ops officer Thursday Next To say that Thursday s life is complicated is an understatement I m not going to get into the plot or characters of this book To do so would spoil this book, the preceding book, an Curses About 40 pages from the end, I had to run out and get the next book in the Thursday Next series, Well of Lost Plots This book doesn t have an ending Even worse, I got sucked up into it and had to keep going Lost in a Good Book is the sequel to The Eyre Affair starring spec ops officer Thursday Next To say that Thursday s life is complicated is an understatement I m not going to get into the plot or characters of this book To do so would spoil this book, the preceding book, and the following book I will say that, unlike The Eyre Affair , Lost in a Good Book does not stand on its own You must have read the first book to understand it Then, you will have to read the next book to get any resolution I rather suspect that there won t be any resolution in the next book either Now, I rarely read series It s evenrare for me to read books in a series
This is one of those books that I wanted to like so muchthan I did Hell, it s one of those books that I feel like I should likethan I do I mean, with the little literary cameos and the wry humor and occasionally groan inducing puns , with the jumping through books and really just the whole thing it should be right up my alley But it just doesn t work for me.Part of it is that I feel it has a little bit of the Un Lun Dun problem it seemsa showcase for all the nifty ideas This is one of those books that I wanted to like so muchthan I did Hell, it s on
3.5 stars Bad boy she added in a scolding tone The Tasmanian tiger looked crestfallen, sat on its blanket by the Aga and stared down at its paws Rescue Thylacine, explained my mother Used to be a lab animal He smoked forty a day until his escape It s costing me a fortune in nicotine patches Isn t it, DH 82 This is such a clever book and there ere are so many quotable passages, but the problem is that may favourite parts contain spoilers of either this book or of pretty much any classic work oBad boy she added i
Though I m not generally a big fan of book series, the Thursday Next books are really growing on me This second book picks up shortly after The Eyre Affair ended and follows Thursday as she again tangles with Goliath, tries to figure out why she is experiencing life threatening coincidences, and begins to learnabout the fine art of book jumping Though character development does not seem to be Fforde s priority and the bad guys in particular a little too thinly drawn, the underlying premi Though I m not generally a big fan of book series
This is the 2nd book in the series, after THE EYRE AFFAIR Read that first, or you might be a bit lost.Thursday Next is now married to Landon They are so in love Both veterans of the Crimean War, they have put the past behind them and started a new future together.Thursday is a Special Operative She is a LiteraTec, someone who deals with stolen and forged books But Thursday is also blessed with a rare special power she can travel INTO books.In this book she visits, among others, Sense and This is the 2nd book in the series, after THE EYRE AFFAIR Read that first, or you might be a bit lost.Thursday Next is now married to Landon They are so in love Both veterans of the Crimean War, they have put the past behind them and started a new future together.Thursday is a Special Operative She is a LiteraTec, someone who deals with stolen and forged books But Thursday is also blessed with a rare special power she can travel INTO books.In this book she visits, among others, Sense and Sensibility, Great Expectations, The Raven, and The Trial by Kafka.She lives in an alternate

[Reading] ➬ Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)  ➳ Jasper Fforde – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 399 pages
  • Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
  • Jasper Fforde
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 0142004030