Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

July Books 1) Something Rotten

1) Something Rotten, by Jasper Fforde

I was a bit disappointed with the third of the Thursday Next books, but Something Rotten is a real return to form - hilarious slapstick moments, literary wit, and some real drama as well. The depiction of the love affair between Hamlet and Lady Hamilton ("We both have friends called Horatio") is a particular touch of genius, and the dramatic climax involving Neanderthal substitutes in a crucial croquet match is pretty memorable too. Really good stuff.
Tags: bookblog 2007, writer: jasper fforde

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