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Perdida en un buen libro (Thursday Next #2)

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Tras recuperar la integridad de Jane Eyre y vencer al malvado Acheron Hades, los problemas continúan para la detective literaria Thursday Next: los cambios en el argumento de Jane Eyre hacen que la Jurisficción la persiga por haber alterado un clásico; el tío Mycroft se ha jubilado pero sigue haciendo peligrosos inventos; Landen, su flamante marido, ha sido "retrosustraído ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published by Ediciones B (first published 2002)
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Jasper 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 one more. A few really cool things about these books:

1. Thursday is a lit
Megan Baxter
Jul 05, 2011 Megan Baxter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.

In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook
Nov 09, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Sep 11, 2008 Sandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, fantasy, funny-stuff
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
colleen the convivial curmudgeon
This is one of those books that I wanted to like so much more than I did. Hell, it's one of those books that I feel like I should like more than 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 seems more a showcase for all the nifty ideas
May 14, 2009 Jon added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: Alternative World Book Club Summer Series 2009 Thursday Next
Aug 20, 2015 BrokenTune rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
‘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 o
May 01, 2014 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves books
Recommended to Carmen by: Library
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
Dany Burns
I really, really liked this sequel! I liked the first book in this series but I thought this one was incredible. I felt like this one really drove home the bookish element to this series that the first one only touched on. Some of my favorite parts about this book was the book jumping, the conversations in the footnotes, all the bootstrap paradoxes, and this books funny self awareness. In the last book we got a glimpse of Thursdays power to jump into the events of any book, but it wasn't the mai ...more
Mar 05, 2008 Lena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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 learn more about 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
3.0 to 3.5 stars. Not quite as enjoyable as Fforde's other novels (my favorite being The Big Over Easy) but still a good read. I really like the "world" of Thursday next and will certainly visit it again by reading the next book in the series.
Der zweite Teil von Jasper Ffordes Paralleluniversum gefiel mir großartig und noch besser als der erste Teil, da ich mich nicht mehr die doch zu Beginn verwirrende Welt einleben musste.

In diesem Roman wird ein Feuerwerk der grandiosen Ideen gezündet, das von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite anhält. Sogar die kleinen Nebenhandlungen in diesem Werk sind von atemberaubender innovativer Gedankenkraft und Tiefgang z.B. die Nachzüchtung von Neandertalern und die ethischen Fragen die der Status einer
Dec 07, 2011 Petra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A helluva lot of fun. I didn’t mean to read this book right now. Having been rather lukewarm about the first book in this series, I wasn’t sure whether to continue but some have said the series gets better. I thought I'd scan the first few pages and decide what to do.
Then, like Thursday Next, I fell into this book. It was clever, delightful; entertaining with lots of plot twists and turns, including an end-of-the-world scenario.
Miss Havisham is interesting. She’s assertive, in charge, smart and
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
I read Lost in a Good Book when it was first published but decided to read the whole series again before burying myself in its last instalment, The Woman Who Died a Lot.

I was a bit disappointed after reading The Eyre Affair for the second time (it wasn't as enjoyable as I remembered it) so I wasn't sure what to expect from Lost in a Good Book. Still, I shouldn't have worried as this is such a great read!

The book is packed with wild, hilarious ideas : Thursday Next becomes an apprentice to Miss H
Sequel to The Eyre Affair. Literary Detective Thursday Next is dealing with her sudden fame, pregnancy, the eradication of her husband from the timeline in order to force her to work for megacorp Goliath by going into books, the thing where someone is trying to kill her, her training as a Jurisfiction (hee) agent to ensure the integrity of books, and the impending end of the world.

Weird, fun, metafictional. Thursday slides in and out of books and her brand of reality, and there are some great li
May 11, 2011 Algernon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Super fun for book geeks like me. Even if I am unfamiliar with some of the books and characters mentioned here, as in the first Thursday Next book, I had no problem laughing out loud on occassion and following the plot. Having read this after Christopher Moore's "You Suck!" it is interesting to note the different approaches to creating humorous situations. Moore relies rather heavily on teenage angst and sex jokes while Fforde borrows from the English tradition of word play, absurdism (is this e ...more
Skylar Burris
Although some of the novelty of Thursday Next's world has worn off by the time the reader reaches this sequel to The Eyre Affair, Fforde adds enough new treats to keep the book feeling almost as fresh as its prequel. The humour is as sharp as ever; indeed, Lost in a Good Book may be even funnier than Fforde's previous novel. The book is an easy read and is just fun. It narrates every bibliophile's childlike fantasy--the idea of being able to travel through books. There was one flaw in the work, ...more
Nov 24, 2008 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Jan by: Can't remember.
If you like reading, you will love Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. Set in an alternative history of England (and the world in general), where 27 levels of Special-Ops monitor everything and the mega-corporation Goliath is waiting to take over the world, it follows Thursday's adventures as a Litra-Tech apprentice of Miss Havisham of Great Expectations fame.

If you like books, spies and England and fantasy, this is a must read. Be sure to read The Eyre Affair first.
Apr 15, 2017 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent literary romp, I wish I could say yes as many times as Thursday when asked if I've read xxx. I also wish I could book hop. And be Miss Haversham's trainee. And go to THE library. And have a dodo. Plock plock! Much like reading Pratchett, you spend most of the time terribly amused which is no bad thing.
Nov 15, 2010 Valetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La vita può diventare stressante se siete incinta e vi sradicano il marito, il mondo sta per trasformarsi in un ammasso di gelatina rosa e voi vi ritrovate di punto in bianco nel bel mezzo del Processo di Kafka a dovervi giustificare per aver cambiato il finale di Jane Eyre.
Tra l'altro il vostro avvocato per il processo comunica con voi tramite note a piè di pagina, il che non è comodissimo!
In situazioni del genere conviene sempre guardarsi le spalle e soprattutto controllare che il livello di e
Sep 05, 2007 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery readers may be frustrated, but general bibliophiles should have a rollicking good time
Shelves: audiobook, re-read
Previously read June 2004 - audiobook March 2012.

Checked out Lost in a Good Book after refreshing my memory of Thursday Next by re-reading The Eyre Affair. [later purchased this]

The second book starts with Thursday as a semi-newlywed, continuing her work with SpecOps 27, the Literary Detectives Division. In between giving unwilling interviews, being harassed by Goliath and determining whether a newly-discovered play really was by Shakespeare, she is introduced to the Department of Jursifiction;
Mar 02, 2009 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm in love with this series although I apear to be reading them out of order. This is the second in the series, and Thursday Next, who works as a Literary Dtective in Special Ops, has just her ground-breaking work in The Eyre Affair (she ended up changing the ending from Jane moving to India to Jane staying in England and marrying Mr. Rochester). Thursday is the talk of the town and Special Ops Public Relations wants her to do everything from television appearances (highly censored) to a possib ...more
Lisa Vegan
Mar 12, 2008 Lisa Vegan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: almost everyone I know who enjoys reading
While I didn’t feel quite the same extreme sense of glee about the final parts of the book as I did with the end the first book in the series (The Eyre Affair), the events toward the end of the book were, once again, exceedingly clever. And: I think that I enjoyed this book even more than the first one, which is saying a lot. I’m also thrilled because several people have told me that the next/third book in the series is their favorite so far; I believe that there are 5 now. I’m therefore very ea ...more
The second book in the Thursday Next series provides more literary fun for those who are into that kind of thing.

Thursday's exploits in Jane Eyre have made her a bit of a celebrity, which means she has to make regular appearances on TV. Not everybody likes her, though; a mysterious foe keeps trying to kill her, her husband of one month has been eradicated from history and if that weren't bad enough, her time-travelling father tells her Armageddon is at hand. So not only does Thursday have to ge
Sarah F
Oct 23, 2009 Sarah F rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lost in a Good Book - what a title. Would I have been in such a situation! Sadly, I was not, and I really hated this book to begin with. Half a star rating at best. In fact, the only reason I finished it was so that I could give it a bad review. By the end, I was able to stomach it, which isn't much for praise.

I haven't much patience with books that try to be clever, and this book is dripping with unsupportable pretentiousness. For a long time, I thought the main character was a man, for this m
Serena.. Sery-ously?
Dopo "Il caso Jane Eyre", che ho adorato tantissimo, non pensavo che Jasper FForde avrebbe potuto sorprendermi ancora.. E invece c'è riuscito alla grande con questo secondo volume che si dimostra parimenti intelligente, raffinato, irriverente e soprattutto geniale!
E' un libro che contiene TANTE cose, ci sono mille piani di lettura e gli elementi più disparati che possono accontentare qualsiasi lettore: garantito, con Jasper Fforde e la sua Thursday non avrete modo di annoiarvi!
La cosa più meravi
Oct 22, 2015 Neil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the 2nd book in the Thursday Next series. As with many series I would urge people to read them in order, whilst this is a good book in it's own right it might appear more than a little confusing and jumbled to those unfamiliar with previous events.
This book dove tails nicely onto 'The Eyre Affair', and continues shortly after where the 1st book left off. The reader is introduced to a whole new world, when Thursday gets involved with Jurisfiction. She becomes apprenticed to Miss Havisham
Jan 23, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like The Eyre Affair better but only because it's slightly simpler. I love the allusions, but the plot has too many side plots going on. Sure, Fforde raps them all up nicely, but it's a little convoluted for me.
That being said, I love continuing with these characters and this world. Thursday is a great narrator, and the allusions are fun. I really enjoy the concept of this series, and the way the story moves forward is interesting and slightly unexpected.
I recommend this book only to people
Mar 05, 2016 Lanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book as much as the first. It's a wonderful, enjoyable read.

Although the book is complex and contains multiple plot lines, I found it easy follow. The characters are memorable and engaging. I care about their fates and I'm interested in their lives. The action is pretty relentless as our heroes plunge from one humorous crisis to another, carrying this reader with them.

Some of main story strands resolve at the end, others are left hanging as teasers for the next book.

Too funny and
Jun 13, 2007 JoAnne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Future JurisFiction Operatives
Shelves: re-reading
Originally recommended to me by a friend in publishing who knew me to be a kindred spirit, the Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde (as well as the spin-off of sorts Nursery Crime Series) are pure Litgeek fun. They feel a bit like Douglas Adams for fans of English Literature ... I picked up the series again a few days ago, purely by chance, only to discover that a new book (The First Among Sequels) is coming out next month. Joy! Bliss!
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Jasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales. He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married to author Katie Fforde. His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.

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Other Books in the Series

Thursday Next (8 books)
  • The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
  • The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
  • Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
  • First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
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