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Title:Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:014303541X
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Number of Pages:385
Category:Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Humor, Science fiction

Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) by Jasper Fforde

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) 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 more is revealed in this the th volume in the Thursday Next series .

Detective 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 more 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

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and thrust world of international chiropody br br It s Easter in Reading a bad time for eggs and no one can remember the last sunny day Ovoid D class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III minor baronet ex convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town All the evidence points to his ex wife who has conveniently shot herself br br But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr Wolff Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross border money laundering bullion smuggling problems with beanstalks titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody br br And on top of all that the JellyMan is coming to town, Suspenseful and outlandish absorbing and fun 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