23 October 2012

Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot

The Woman Who Died A Lot
The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I honestly can't remember at this point why I had originally picked up The Eyre Affair, but all I know is that it very quickly became a favorite book of mine, and every entry into the Thursday Next universe has been mostly fun.

After what I felt was a bit of a misstep in One Of Our Thursdays is Missing, The Woman Who Died a Lot brings things back around in a good way. We have references to the world galore, a lot of old characters back and involved, a few fun curveballs, pretty much everything I've come to expect from Fforde.

The flaws are few - it takes a little longer to get rolling than most of his books, and the shift into Thursday's new role is...a little much for me, but this doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the book and the story. With the knowledge that we have yet another one coming soon? Even better.

I'm glad I found this series and that I'm still reading them - especially interesting as a reader who generally dislikes mysteries (and that's where Thursday Next is rooted). I'm not sure where we'll go from here, but that's always kind of been the fun of it all, right?

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