Thursday, February 05, 2009
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde is the fifth and most recent book in the Thursday Next series. It is 2002 and Thursday is trying to juggle several different lives. What remains of SpecOps is being run secretly under the front of a carpet company, the book world is worried over dropping reading rates and Thursday is involved in a cheese smuggling ring. The social commentary in this one is sharper than the last several books. The book is still funny but the pacing is quite a bit better than the last book. Considering the ending it sounds like this may be the end of the series. It's been enjoyable. I'm looking forward to his next which looks like it may be little more serious.