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First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
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First Among Sequels, the fifth book in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series is set some 15 years after the end of the previous installment, Something Rotten. After her adventures trying to save the real world and the book world all while getting Landen back, this novel finds Thursday in a more, settled, domestic situation. Or so it seems.
The first half or so of the novel can be slow going at times as we peer into Thursday's everyday life with Landen, their children, and her work at ACME Carpets. The final 100 pages though are filled with everything we've come to expect from a Thursday Next adventure - forays into the supernatural with Spike, dealing with the wicked Hades family, trouble from the Goliath Corporation, confusing timey-wimey stuff, and several trips into the Book World. Though this one is slower at times, it is still a fun, often funny read.
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Reading Progress

June 30, 2015 – Shelved
June 30, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 27, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy-and-science-fiction
March 12, 2019 – Started Reading
March 27, 2019 –
page 164
45.18%
April 17, 2019 –
page 164
45.18%
April 17, 2019 –
page 286
78.79%
April 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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