Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Category 7, Book 3: Recommendations - Something Rotten

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
999 Challenge Category: Recommended

Thursday Next has been the Bellman for a couple of years now, but she's ready to go back to the real world. Along with Hamlet (who's concerned about the outside world's perception of him as a ditherer), Thursday returns determined to get her husband Landen uneradicated and to send Yorrick Kaine back to the Bookworld where he belongs.

For months, my mom has been begging me to read this book, the fourth in a series that I first recommended to her. So she was pleased when I finally got to it, laughed at loud on several occasions, and promptly finished it only to revisit some favorite parts with her. I recommend reading Hamlet first, as it will make the bookish humor that much more enjoyable. 4.5 stars.

Cross-posted at the 999 Challenge.


Cindy B said...

I love this series! The very idea of a Toast Board is just funny.

Mary said...

This is fast becoming one of my favorite series! :-) The Toast Board and all the advertisements at the end made me laugh.