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Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
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Aug 25, 2011

it was amazing
Read in August, 2011

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Actually, no - the question is what the heck is Hamlet doing in Swindon? And also, why is England agitating for war with Denmark? And, for that matter, do Swindon seriously expect to win the superhoop championship?

Thursday Next is back home again in the real world, mother of a 2-year-old, adopted grandmother of an obnoxious series 1 dodo, and chaperone of a rather conflicted Danish prince. And, of course, Goliath Corporation aren't exactly making her life easy. She is also being hunted down by the windowmaker, which is never good news.

This 4th novel in Jasper Fforde's utterly intriguing Thursday Series was, for me, perhaps the most enjoyable since the 1st. I've been completely sucked in as much by the ideas which drive this narrative, as I have by the characters and the world. From a writerly perspective, I'm dead envious.

Definitely one for the Shakespeare buffs, and for croquet fans everywhere!

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