Different from the other Thursday Next books, this one is narrated by the (granola, tree-hugging) fictional Thursday. I think the refreshing change in POV is exactly what the series needed. I was kind of disappointed by First Among Sequels so I was a little afraid that my favorite series had jumped the shark. Fortunately, Fforde got his groove back for this installment. It's still probably not as brilliant as the first three books in the series, but it's pretty damn good.