A Literary Detective in Novel 'Something Rotten'

Jasper Fforde's 'Something Rotten' is his latest foray into blending the real and the literary.

Jasper Fforde's 'Something Rotten' is his latest foray into blending the real and the literary. hide caption

itoggle caption
Available for purchase. Your purchase helps support NPR.

Author Jasper Fforde's latest mystery is Something Rotten. It's set in a parallel universe where fictional characters like Hamlet come to life and detective Thursday Next tries to police them. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Fforde.

Copyright © 2004 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2004 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Web Resources

Books Featured In This Story

Something Rotten

Thursday Next in

by Jasper Fforde

Hardcover, 385 pages | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

Something Rotten
Thursday Next in
Jasper Fforde

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.