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Something Rotten quotes Something Rotten, litcharts Something Rotten, symbolism Something Rotten, summary shmoop Something Rotten, Something Rotten 681c3387 Can Thursday Find A Shakespeare Clone To Stop The Hostile Takeover Of Hamlet By Orphelia Can Swindon Win The World Croquet Championship And Thus Prevent The End Of The World All This And Is Revealed In This, The Th Volume In The Thursday Next SeriesDetective Thursday Next Has Had Her Fill Of Her Responsibilities As The Bellmanin Jurisfiction, Enough With Emperor Zhark S Pointlessly Dramatic Entrances, Outbreaks Of Slapstick Raging Across Pulp Genres, And Hacking Her Hair Off To Fill In For Joan Of Arc Packing Up Her Son, Friday, Thursday Returns To Swindon Accompanied By None Other Than The Dithering Danish Prince Hamlet Caring For Both Is Than A Full Time Job And Thursday Decides It Is Definitely Time To Get Her Husband Landen Back, If Only To Babysit Luckily, Those Responsible For Landen S Eradication, The Goliath Corporation Formerly An Oppressive Multinational Conglomerate, Now An Oppressive Multinational Religion Have Pledged To Right The Wrong But Returning To SpecOps Isn T A Snap When Outlaw Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine Seeks To Get Himself Elected Dictator, He Whips Up A Frenzy Of Anti Danish Sentiment And Demands Mass Book Burnings The Return Of Swindon S Patron Saint Bearing Divine Prophecies Could Spell The End Of The World Within Five Years, Possibly Faster If The Laughably Terrible Swindon Mallets Don T Win The Superhoop, The Most Important Croquet Tournament In The Land And If That S Not Bad Enough, The Merry Wives Of Windsor Is Becoming Entangled With Hamlet Can Thursday Find A Shakespeare Clone To Stop This Hostile Takeover Can She Prevent The World From Plunging Into War Can She Vanquish Kaine Before He Realizes His Dream Of Absolute Power And, Most Important, Will She Ever Find Reliable Child Care Find Out In This Totally Original, Action Packed Romp, Sure To Be Another Escapist Thrill For Jasper Fforde S Growing Legion Of Fans Escapist The New York Times Book Review


10 thoughts on “Something Rotten

  1. says:

    Jasper Fforde has easily made his way into my favourite authors list He is smart, witty, inventive, and packs his Thursday Next series full of literary references He s basically a book lovers dream The only terrible thing about reading one of his books is knowing it has to end This one was definitely one of my favourites Fforde seems to have had a vision of the future because I could swear he based his villain character Yorrick Kaine on Trump Thursday is, as usual, a magnificent heroine and I cannot wait to find out what adventure they will take us on next


  2. says:

    The fouth instalment of the Thursday Next series is my favourite one, the one in which all the plotlines set out earlier are woven together and political satire enters the series in a grand way.In Something Rotten, Thursday returns from the book world to late 1980s England with her two year old son, two dodos and the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who wishes to see a bit of the world As it happens, Hamlet s arrival in the real world poses a bit of a problem, for unbeknownst to Thursday, a fictional character, Yorrick Kaine, has been trying to get himself elected dictator of the British Isles, and he has just launched a vitriolic campaign against all things Danish, including Kierkegaard and Out of Africa Just as worryingly, the almighty Goliath Corporation is trying to pass itself off as a religion rather than Big Brother, which, if everything goes according to plan, will change life in Britain significantly, and not for the better Needless to say, Thursday has to sort things out, which she does while trying to evade an assassin, visiting the world of the dead and making sure that the local croquet team wins the cup, as the thirteenth century saint St Zvlkx, who is always right, has predicted that the fate of the world depends on this match Naturally, she also spends a bit of time trying to get back her husband, who still has an existence problem, but first she has to arrange a baby sitter for her son, which proves just as difficult Something Rotten gets off to a slow start, but once it gets under way some 100 pages into the book , it s excellent the second of half of the book may well be the best part of the series so far The political satire is thick and hilarious, the cameos and conspiracy theories are great fun, the loose ends are tied up very nicely, and in the end, nearly everyone gets what he she deserves What could a reader want


  3. says:

    Have you started the Thursday Next series yet If not, put the first book The Eyre Affair on your short list This is one of my favorite series and Something Rotten is easily the best book in the series thus far.How can a book this hilarious make me weep like a heartbroken teenager at the end I laughed, I cried I was nearly institutionalized because of the Fforde induced bipolar syndrome this book caused.It wasn t just me Hamlet various classic fiction characters make grand entrances in all of these books was also a wreck But at the very least, his emotional highs were from knowing that he was once played by Mel Gibson That IS, at least, something.My review probably doesn t make sense But I m not trying to be serious If you ve read these books, which also make no sense and no determinable effort at being serious, you ll actually understand this garbled nonsense.


  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Thursday Next series It moved quickly than The Well of Lost Plots, and there was some suspense Overall, it s the characters and the quirkiness that keep me invested in this series I love Fforde s writing style, his humor, and the literary allusions I love that the series is postmodern surrealist science fiction There s time travel, strange technology, and visits to the underworld Mythological characters feature as much as the characters of the literary canon I like Fforde best when he mixes the Outland with the Book World The clash of cultures is especially interesting to me, and it s unique to have the characters travel back and forth whereas Thursday living fully in the Book World had less variety and felt static Overall, I liked this book a lot and think it continues Thursday s story well I was very relieved that view spoiler Landen is finally back His being eradicated for so long was starting to get frustrating and repetitive hide spoiler


  5. says:

    With every book I ve read in this series, I ve said the same thing this was fun but I doubt I ll continue on with the series Well, this is the fourth book and I give up I m going to keep reading Thursday Next books because they re absolutely ridiculous and they make me laugh This time around, Thursday is back in the real world, where she has to deal with fictional would be dictators, semi dead presidents, a husband who may not actually exist, violent cricket matches, 13th century mystics, a perpetually dithering Hamlet, and most daunting of all motherhood The whole thing is just marvelous My favorite part was Avoid the Question Time, which is pretty much what all political interviews and debates actually are but won t admit it Nothing is too outlandish to show up in these stories, and I can t wait for the next book.


  6. says:

    Book on CD read by Emily Gray.Book four in the Thursday Next fantasy sci fi literary detective series The Goliath Corporation is still trying to take over the world, though this time their scheme is to be declared a religion Hamlet is staying with Thursday and her family, while she tries to sort out the mess that all the cloned Shakespeares have made of the original play Thursday s father, the rogue ChronoGuard, and her mad scientist Uncle Mycroft, both make significant, though small, contributions.What I most enjoy about this series is Fforde s vivid imagination and all the literary references The plots are completely unrealistic, but that s part of the fun Thursday is a strong, independent, resourceful heroine, and the supporting characters Spike, the vampire, and Stig, the Neanderthal, in particular are delightfully over the top The SuperHoop think Super Bowl for croquet match is fun and thrilling and ridiculous all at once If this review doesn t make much sense well, neither does the book But who cares It s fun to read Emily Gray does a marvelous job performing the audio version She has great pacing and is a skilled voice artist, able to differentiate the many characters I love the way she voices Stig and St Zvlkx in this installment.


  7. says:

    I regarded reading the 4th book in the series like a duty, rather than something interesting to pass time with I didn t really want to read it now, but since I got through the first 3 I might as well read the 4th one too, right Plus I would ve probably forgotten the plot in a year In other words Something Rotten was bound for failure right from the beginning and now I m wondering if I could just possibly insert yet another I somewhere in this paragraph I Two years have passed since The Well of Lost Plots and Thursday is ready to go back to the Real World, and get her husband reactualized Easier said than done Her friends at Jurisfiction are not ready for a new Bellman, her son Friday needs a nanny, and back home she s still very much a wanted criminal.Since it never pours but rains, she finds that Yorrick Kaine the villain from Lost in a Good Book , is about to be elected a dictator for life The evil multinational Goliath Corporation has decided to up the ante by backing Kaine s candidacy and also angling to become a religion Luckily, all this can be avoided if the Swindon Mallets win the 1988 Superhoop Too bad their players suck.I have to admit, there are LOTS of hilarious moments, tonnes of memorable quotes, and the televised election debates are extremely accurate I will award three points to Mr Kaine for an excellent nonspecific condemnation, plus one bonus point for blaming the previous government, and another for successfully mutating the question to promote the party line Mr van de Poste gets a point for a firm rebuttal, but only two points for his condemnation as he tried to inject an impartial and intelligent observation I contamplated giving it a rating of 2 5, but the extremely satisfying ending tacked on an extra star It would ve been good enough to wrap up the entire series had Jasper Fforde decided to end the series here Luckily for fans, that s not the case I, however, will be taking an indefinite break from the books.3 5 stars for yet another funny and quotable book from the Thursday Next series Review of the 2nd book Lost in a Good BookReview of the 3rd book The Well of Lost Plots


  8. says:

    This took me a LONG time to get into It has been on my to read list since 2008, so for a while I wondered why I even bothered I started enjoying it about half way through, and then I came across a passage that made the whole thing worth it view spoiler Wait I cried out What I can t concentrate with all those people Landen looked around the empty bedroom What people Those people, I repeated, waving a hand in the general direction of everywhere, the ones reading us Landen stared at me and raised an eyebrow I felt stupid, then relaxed and gave out a nervous giggle Sorry I ve been living inside fiction for too long sometimes I get this weird feeling that you, me and everything else are justwell, characters in a book or something Plainly, that is ridiculous hide spoiler


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    4.5 I knocked at their door and, hearing no answer, walked in When I was last working at SpecOps we rarely heard anything from the mildly eccentric members of the time travelling elite, but when you work in the time business, you don t waste it by nattering it s much too precious My father always argued that time was far and away the most valuable commodity we had and that temporal profligacy should be a criminal offence which kind of makes watching Celebrity Kidney Swap or reading Daphne Farquitt novels a crime straight away After being disappointed by book 2 and skipping book 3, I loved this one Something Rotten had just the right mix of silliness with thoughtful digs at current affairs and contemporary discussions such as the argument about what makes humans human and what gives humans have the right to control other species, or the rights of other groups of humans for that matter.Thursday has returned from the book world and again takes up the pursuit of a shady character that threatens the country But, Thursday has not returned alone Hamlet aka the ditherer has come with her and so has Alan I loved Alan, and I am having to read the rest of the series just to find out how he fares.Yes Never mind Thursday and the fate of Landon, my interests in this series are thoroughly invested in Pickwick and Alan


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