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The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Something Rotten

Something RottenSomething Rotten: 05/31/07

Most people I've spoken with who enjoy the Thursday Next series like it for the way real and fictional people can travel in, and out and between books. Personally I think Fforde is wasting his time and talent on this aspect of his world. I prefer the time travel aspects, especially the idea of eradication and re-actualization.

While Something Rotten is mostly bogged down with the book stuff, at least Thursday's personal life gets back on track and having seen closure in the one piece of plot I was interested in, I'm able now to ignore the rest of the books in the series. Finally Fforde bothers flesh out the ramifications of time travel on the fabric of society.

Fforde comes close to writing in the style of Philip K. Dick in what he does with the Goliath Corporation. What happens when a huge corporation changes its ways because it's found religion and not only that, is now doing business as a religion? Think of it as a sillier version of The Man in the High Castle.

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Comment #1: Sunday, August, 12, 2007 at 15:48:02

booklogged

These are wonderfully silly books and yet I love them. I do need a break of a couple months between each one so they don't become tediously silly.

BTW, Puss Reboots, I used to visit all the time, but then lost your site feed so it no longer showed up on my Sage. I tried to get it, but I guess you don't have that feature enabled on this site. Do you know if there's any way to add it? I would love to visit you regularly."