Wednesday, March 2, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

from the publisher:
The newest tour de force from The New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.

publishing 3/8/2011 by Viking.


Audra said...

I've not read any of the Thursday Next books -- I need to, though. This reminds me I should start this year!

Unknown said...

Audra, I thoroughly recommend them. I have a signed copy of 'One Of Our Thursdays is Missing' waiting for me to have time to read it. And I am currently reading 'Shades of Grey'- another of Jasper Fforde's books.