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