The Woman Who Died A Lot

A Thursday Next Novel : Now With 50% Added Subplot

Fforde, Jasper

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Woman Who Died A Lot
The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012
ISBN: 067002502X
Characteristics: x, 366 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Alternate Title: Woman who died alot


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Dec 24, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this installment of the Thursday Next series very much, even more so than the previous two books. Thursday is still recovering from her assassination attempt and is finding that her body isn't what it used to be. While the previous storyline took place mostly in the Book World, this one takes place completely in the Real World, which was a nice change. I liked that there is final some resolution to Jenny and I even got a bit emotional. Can't wait for the next book.

May 22, 2013

For a while Jasper Fforde seemed to be growing a little tired of Tuesday Next. This book is a return to form, blazing with inventiveness, humour, and a couple of moments that actually brought the beginnings of tears to these jaded old eyes. Tuesday is now into the far reaches of middle age, coping with a body that's taken years of abuse, teenage children dishing it out, a patchy, unreliable memory, and obtuse, know-it-all bosses who were in diapers when she was saving the world. Sometimes her enemies are the only reliable people she knows. But her commitment to her mission and her husband pull her through once again. I can't wait for the next one!

Nov 14, 2012
  • Rengrrlspl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another hilarious installment in the Thursday Next series!

Oct 18, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another great book by Jasper Fforde! It feels a little dull, like half the book is missing, but the story is well written and another great read. Look forward to the next one.


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