YMMV / Thursday Next

  • Foe Yay: The closest thing Acheron Hades has to a friend is one of his cohorts, who he likes so much that he took off his face when the original died and goes around grafting it to people. The relevant portion to this trope is that he mentions he wanted to put the face on Thursday next. No pun intended.
  • Genius Bonus: Some of the literary allusions can be quite obscure.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: In The Woman Who Died a Lot, it's revealed that God has revealed himself to the world, and in fact goes around smiting the unrighteous, like in the old days. Everybody in the world now knows for a fact that God exists (it's even mentioned that Richard Dawkins went mad from the revelation and committed suicide). And yet, other than a plot point about building an "anti-smite shield" to protect Swindon from God's wrath, which isn't even the main plot of the book, surprisingly little is made of this. How much more interesting—not to mention funnier and more exciting—would it have been to actually see the revelation firsthand, and how Thursday's world reacted to it?