“Loved every word. ”Jess wrote this review Saturday, June 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ai, so clever. Wonderful, brain-bending, Ffordian silliness with endless puns and references and something of a point, though it is the embodiment of preaching to the choir. ”jentaw wrote this review Wednesday, May 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jumping nearly fifteen years in the future, "First Among Sequels" shows that for Thursday, some things change (precocious kids turn into sullen teenagers and SpecOps has been disbanded) while others stay the same (Hades siblings and Goliath still torment her).
For the fifth Thursday Next book, Fforde essentially reboots the series, which could have gone very wrong in a pair of less-skilled hands. However, it's probably my second favorite book in the series because of the addition of several new characters: the teenage Friday and the two written Thursdays. If you enjoyed the first four books, then you'll definitely love "First Among Sequels" as well; just like its predecessors, it's incredibly clever and fun.”
“First Among Sequels Jasper Fforde
Fforde is back on form with this Thursday Next adventure it had me smirking from page one.
14 years have passed since we last saw our herorine, she is now dedicating herself to being a mother or so her husband thinks, secretly she has never really left jurisfiction.
The challenges facing Thursday this time include Thursday1-4 and Thursday5, getting Friday out of bed in time to save the world and prevent Pride and Prejudice from being turned into a reality show known as the Bennetts.
Cue several very funny moments, discussions on the nature of time that will blow your mind and more mad cap adventures.
Fforde has brought the book references up to date as bookworld eagerly awaits a visit from Harry Potter, will he be allowed to visit or will copyright prevent him, and Temperance Brennan asks for Thursday's help.
“not quite as good as the previous Thursday books but still fun.”Carol Kantor wrote this review Sunday, March 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book in 2007 and loved it, just heard an e-book on one of Thrusday Next and rememberd I read some of this series.”Robert W. Busby wrote this review Thursday, November 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very different.”Kathy J wrote this review Sunday, October 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'd give this 2.5 stars if I could. I did not like the "she's her own worst enemy" plot. The BookWorld sections were bogged down by overly detailed descriptions of setting and politics. The one potentially interesting new character introduced in chapter 11 never makes another appearance. The last 100 pages were good, but it was incredibly boring prior to those last 100 pages. Plus, the book ends with a cliffhanger. Bah!”Judy wrote this review Sunday, August 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Worth it simply for the explanation of how time travel works in this universe.
Also, the whole thing about TK-Maxx. I love the TK-Maxx thing so much.”
“I totally love this series!! As a book lover, you'll catch most of the inside jokes and the thought of a BookWorld, where books are made and maintained and the characters have lives while not being read, will amaze and amuse. Thursday is a great character, as are her family and friends, both in BookWorld and in the Outland. This one really keeps you on your toes and keeping all the time traveling in the Outland and the crazy goings on in BookWorld straight must burn calories!!”Mary C wrote this review Saturday, August 6, 2011. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No