There is Unrest in Bookworld. Thursday Next is needed to help prevent a Genre War, but s0he can't be found. Assuming she's returned to the Realworld, the Council of Genres calls in the written Thursday Next, who is living quietly in Speculative fiction, trying to keep from being remaindered.
Fforde's latest entry in Thursday's madcap adventures is, like the earlier ones, witty and filled with wonderful wordplay.
My father had a face that could stop a clock. I don't mean that he was ugly or anything; it was a phrase that the ChronoGuard used to describe someone who had the power to arrest time to an ultraslow trickle ...
It's a fun book to read, dizzifyingly silly, but difficult to describe without giving away a lot of the plot. It's best to be wide awake when reading, otherwise grave confusion may set in.
*FTC Full Disclosure: Many thanks to the publisher, who sent me a copy of the book for review purposes.
I have two hardcover copies of ONE OF OUR THURSDAYS IS MISSING to give away. Please leave a comment telling me why you like Thursday Next (don't forget to include contact information) by midnight, Friday March 11. Due to shipping costs, entries from US and Canada only, please!