Gael De Kerdanet De Kerdanet itibaren Bystryagi, Kirovskaya oblast', Rusya, 612070
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I really liked this book...thought it was a page-turner.
i really, really didn't think i was going to like this book, but i really, really did. the mystery angle is light-but-intriguing and the characters and voice are adorable-but-real.
Good read by the pool, I'd like to pick up her next one.
Utterly disappointing. Seriously. There is a fine line between satire and stupidity. Up until now Fforde has rode that line well, sometimes straying somewhat close but never crossing it. This book left the line 100 yards back after spitting on it. I honestly don't even know where to start in explaining why I disliked this book so much. Granted I haven't been much of a fan of the entire series, but if this book had been the first I wouldn't have even used the rest to level my table or prop my door open. First off Thursday is a bit of an idiot normally, but she is 2x as bad this book. Dead god and so is her mother. Thursday tells her mom about an assassin being after her, and her 12 other equally horrible problems and all her mom can do is say thats nice dear because she is too busy thinking about battenberg cake. Oh my god I wanted to slap them all. What annoyed me litterally more than anything else was the take on politics. It was so over the top it was just stupid. The 'candidates' had debates over 'terrible things' without ever naming those things, threw around statistics about the number of puppy and kitty deaths in the nation but never economics, and participated in talking events such as 'Evade the Question Hour' in which they were awarded points for how well they threw off a question and responded about something totally different or just outright lied, and were taken points from if they actually answered a question in a sane or truthful way. I understood this was supposed to be ironic and making fun of our political system but it just went so far it stopped being relevant and was just dumb. For the plot this book suffered like all the rest in that the main plot isn't even address until the end. Plus this fantasy book has genre elements of paranormal and horror when Thursday is all of a sudden going into the underworld. That made no sense in the strand of the story. But there are just too many elements. Then there is the issue that the whole of the Earth's future is based off a croquet game. There's an assassin after Thursday. There is still the fact that Landon is eradicated. There is the whole major issue in the book world with Hamlet and the characters revolt in Shakespeare's plays. The ongoing issue of Kane trying to take over power and become Dictator or England. Etc. etc. etc. Seriously there is like 8 other huge plots going on at the same time as this. Then despite ALL these plot points, it somehow manages to come together in the end - albeit extremely THINLY. Too coincidental, too sparse. All in all I just wanted it to end. With every disc I listened to I asked myself why I was still listening and yet thought - my god it HAS TO GET BETTER. I was wrong. I am definitely not reading the 5th book which takes place like 15 years later. Nothing could make me read another Thursday Next book after this.
This book tells you the life story of Jabez and the hardships he went through. How with all that, he kept seeking God!
Though this one moved slower than her other books, I still enjoyed it and the extra characterization she put in.