We need someone like you, Miss Next – a human with drive, a propensity towards violence and the ability to take command – yet someone governed by what is right.
Whilst full of laugh out loud moments, I missed the setting of BookWorld and probably didn't enjoy this one as much as The Well of Lost Plots. Two years have passed between books which is a little confusing at first and made me wonder if I'd picked up the right one. Everything comes together in the end but at times I felt it was a bit disjointed, maybe a bit too much going on in addition to the humour we know and love. However every part is relevant and well thought out.
So with no more Miss Havisham, you may be feeling a gap in your life. Hamlet is a completely different character but he makes an excellent companion for Thursday. I'm especially fond of the moment he bonds with Alan, the son of Thursday's dodo, Pickwick. He's intrigued by how he is portrayed in the real world, the Will Speaks and the many film adaptations. He's a bit like a mentally unstable puppy that is prone to talking a lot.
I do love this series in general, there's nothing else quite like it.