Potted precis of all of Jasper Fforde’s books so far. Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created). John Sutherland gets lost in Jasper Fforde’s literary fantasy, The Well of Lost Plots. The third installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate.

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Unfortunately this reader just found the whole thing incredibly tedious, and so even though the series goes on from here, I have now disembarked.

Otherwise, you will or feel guilty for not reading enough.

Books by Jasper Fforde. Mar 27, Minutes Buy. Afternoon teas, a succession of dotty aunts, impostors at Blandings Castle—what could be better or more amusing? He lives in Wales. Fforde has more fun than seems possible.


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Add to this the Villains and Monsters including a Minotaur that runs amok jassper a quite sentimental Count Dracula and you understand the need of the Book World police Jurisfiction. Refresh and try again. This is a series written in chronological order so don’t read this book first.

Thursday Next is back.

Back to pervious page. The writing was absolutely superb, the plot was engaging and very original and the literary references hysterical. Fforde’s heroine, Thursday Next, lives in a world where time and reality are endlessly mutable–someone has ensured that the Crimean War never ended for example–a world policed by men like her disgraced father, whose name has been edited out of existence.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Well is set in the BookWorld, the alternate universe where stories live and fuel our reading experiences. They are pointless, silly and not even half as funny as they would like to be. Personally, I think time is highly volatile—and out there for us to change, if we so wish it. All feature the “literary detective and registered dodo owner”, Thursday Next.

Still, the book sets the stage for Book 4, and as such is a useful addition to the series. Made wholly on location within the Well of Lost Plots. Welcome to the colour-obsessed world plote Shades of Grey, which is set at least two world orders into the future. If you could travel in time, when would you want to visit and why? Apprenticed to Miss Havisham, Thursday must pass her test to be a full-fledged agent, learn the secret of UltraWord the new operating system for the book world plotx, help a couple of generics become real characters and lend a sympathetic ear to the plits rhyme characters who are threatening to go on strike.

Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the only other House of Enchantment. Actually most pkots the remarkable action happens in “Caversham Heights” where Thursday Next is thought to be an Outlander by the characters of the BookWorld. There were points in the previous books where I laughed, but also points when I wanted to hurl my copy hard into the nearest brick polts.

Have you ever been playing around with a group of friends ffords all saw the same film or read the same book as yourself, and all felt somewhat similar about it, and you go off on this big long tear about the possible weell of the characters and what might frorde been and how -hilarious- that might have been?


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The Well of Lost Plots

I expect just as much joy from that series as from Thursday Next and her pseudo-autobiography. I am planning to continue with the series, but not as a top priority. Marvelous creations like syntax-slaughtering grammasites and the murderous Minotaur roam this unusual novel’s pages, and Fforde’s fictional epigraphs, like his minihistory of “book operating systems,” are worth the cover price in themselves.

His DS Mary Mary promises to consult him on all cases, to bypass the suspension. For example, a word storm is sweeping through Bookworld and threatens Drama.

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde – Reading Guide – : Books

Published August 3rd by Penguin Books first published February 23rd But there is something about the quirky Grey named Jane that intrigues him. When have humans ever behaved responsibly? To save books from being turned into reality television shows, Thursday must turn to her sworn enemy, the Goliath Corporation. At the imminent launch of UltraWord, the vaunted “Last Word” in Story Operating Systems, Thursday’s friend and mentor Miss Havisham is gruesomely killed, and Thursday gamely sets out to restore order to her underground world, where technophiles ruthlessly recycle unpublished books and sell plot devices and stock characters on the black market.

Oct 02, F. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and wfll originality, this Ffordian tour de force is the most exciting Thursday Next adventure yet.