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Jasper Fforde Writing Styles in Thursday Next in Something Rotten: A Novel

Jasper Fforde
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Point of View

Most of the book is written from Thursday's point of view. She is the first-person narrator of the story, except for one chapter in which the first-person narrative shifts to her husband. This is necessary because Thursday is unconscious and busy negotiating for her life in the place between life and death. Thursday is a professional who keeps fiction straight in Book World, a mother, and a wife. Most of her observations are what most people would see and think given the same absurd circumstances. Her advantage is that she is accustomed to moving in and out of Book World and, although the concepts make her head swim, time travel. She accepts the strange things that happen and the odd characters she meets because that is just the way her realities are.

In several scenes Thursday detects human behavior that seems out of whack. She cannot...

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