One of Our Thursdays is Missing

(book review first published in today’s Manila Bulletin, Students and Campuses Section)

The latest installment of British author Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series, “One of Our Thursdays is Missing,” hit bookstore shelves this month, four years after the last novel in the series was released.

Preceded by “The Eyre Affair,” “Lost in a Good Book,” “The Well of Lost Plots,” “Something Rotten,” and “The First Among Sequels,” “One of Our Thursdays is Missing” is the much-awaited follow-up in the comic fantasy series starring Thursday Next, a literary detective who has the rare ability to “jump” into the BookWorld.

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Reading Next

My Tuesday night habit, before heading to Murphy’s for weekly Quiz Night, is book hunting. Tonight I happened to be browsing at National Book Store Greenbelt, and I thought I’d already scored my bounty — a spanking new trade paperback copy of Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño, marked down to from P629 to P150 — so I was headed over the counter when something caught my eye a few tables down.

I swear, it was as if a heavenly beacon was lighting the way for me! I squinted, did a double take, then squealed, dodging two elderly women picking out cookbooks in my haste to get my hands on this:

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