Wednesday, October 24, 2012
RIP VII Read #8: New Release: The Woman Who Died a Lot
Will it surprise you if I tell you I loved Jasper Fforde's latest, The Woman Who Died A Lot? No? I've made my love of the Thursday Next series too obvious? Well, though this one had a little bit of a slow start, it picked up quickly and was a strong story of an aging action hero. I'm really not sure what else to call Thursday. She's fought vampires, a minotaur, the Hades family and, well, Jack Schitt. She's saved the world from pink goo, fictional weapons and the most evil of corporations. And she's managed to have a family of three -- er, two somewhat-adjusted children. So, if there weren't synthetic Thursdays running around town, things would almost be pretty good for her. But, as always, things aren't perfect and Thursday's on the case.
Sometimes I wish that Jasper would just write one of these a year. I love this series so, so much. This one was pretty heavy science fiction with barely any Book World and I still loved it! Okay, I've used the word "love" four times now so I need to end this. Please, please read this series. I'll be your best friend.
Preventing a smiting by the Great Fforde,