Saturday, March 31, 2007

Warning - Jasper Fforde Ffangirl behaviour!

I noticed when I was on Amazon UK tonight that the new Thursday Next cover and blurb is now up for the UK version. This is the version that we will most likely get! Can I just say.....I cannot wait to get this!!! It doesn't come out until July though.

Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop '88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest, since her previous adventures are now themselves in print. Thursday's time is spent worrying about her teenage son Friday and tutoring new recruits. This being fiction, however, jeopardy is never far away. Sherlock Holmes is killed at the Rheinbach falls and his series is stopped in its tracks. Before this can be righted, Miss Marple dies in a narratively inexplicable car accident, bringing her series also to a close. Thursday, receiving a death-threat clearly intended for her written self, realises what is going on - there is a serial killer is loose in the Bookworld. Meanwhile, Goliath have perfected a 22-seater Prose Portal Luxury Coach, and plan on taking literary tourists on a holiday to the works of Jane Austen. Thursday alone realises the true intent of Goliath's unwanted incursions into fiction, but she can't fight all these battles on her own. She must team up with the one person she really can't get along with - the written Thursday Next, currently starring in The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco. But it's no time to be picky...

Reading that blurb makes me want it NOW! Good thing it is already on request at the library and I am no. 1 in the queue!


  1. I didn't even know there was a new Thursday Next book coming out! I only just got copies of her Nursery Crimes books.

  2. I have just wasted basically a whole Sunday happily exploring all the blog links you have up! I've had great fun and found several to add to my rss feeds.

    As for Thursday Next, I loved the first two books, but got stuck at Well of Lost Plots. Love the Brit/Aus/NZ cover of this new one. Maybe I should give it another go. (Along with the million other books in Mt TBR.)

  3. The UK covers are so much better than the US versions! Ours are totally boring. :(

    Can't wait to read it, though!