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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About Me For those new to me or my reviews Ancient decree dictates that Kazam can refuse Snodd’s demands, but Blix challenges Kazam to a contest: It really is well-populated with characters and concepts from a range of fiction. Thursday, the main investigator, needs some down time, and goes to the “Well of Lost Plots,” where unpublished books go ths die.

We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable. 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.

I hope it gets taken care of in the next volume. Jennifer, a girl of unusual rectitude, is rightly suspicious of Snodd’s motives and those of Consolidated Stuff, a global business acquiring resources and power faster than you can say Walmart. Who, I’d guess, would be someone who’s already fflrde the first two.

The Well of Lost Plots

So, this review’s probably useless. What kind of woman would have a name like this? It’s a jaspee of fun just visiting this strange world – even stranger since most of this one was in the book world, not the ‘real’ one.


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If it’s Thursday it must be the valley of death

As usual we get a bit of satire, Shakespeare, Bronte, and a host of other classic novels. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime.

A Lord of the Rings for the 21st century. Most of the “action” consists of Thursday meeting and interacting with other Jurisfiction members and the characters in the book she’s living in, Caversham Heights.

Which or not as easy as it might sound, for characters are failing to show up for their Rage Control Meetings, murderous Minotaur In the third instalment of the series, real life becomes a bit too dangerous for Thursday, fforve she goes into hiding in the book world.

Still, the book sets the stage for Book 4, and as such is a useful addition to the series. Would you go to a bookshop to buy carrots? As a satirical tool, its use is boundless. Fforde writes and I think Thursday may well be my new favorite character. Please don’t buy books or magazines from supermarkets. Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks.

Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK. Perkins is ‘accidentally’ eaten by the minotaur, and Snell succumbs to the Mispeling Vyrus. Meanwhile, the King and Queen of Snodd thinks that Jennifer, ‘a young lady of considerable daring, moral worth and resourcefulness’ should take over jasped tutelage of the hideous spoiled teenage Princess Shazzine, in order that she learns to rule with distinction once the King and Queen are gone.

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Since Thursday is an “Outlander”, a “real” person rather than a fictional character, Spratt hopes that she will help them appeal to the Council of Genres ftorde prevent the disassembling of Caversham Heightsa fate inevitable for books which languish unpublished in the real world. Despite the rarefied nature of his spoofing, Fforde has attracted a substantial and loyal readership.

But the ever-resourceful Landen is not yet out of ideas. I liked this book so much that when I finished it I had to really wonder whether I should go back and re-read the first two books ffrode the series which I have 4 stars and 3 stars respectively. One of our Thursdays is Missing Thursday Next: Thursday resourcefully contrives to trap Schitt in Poe’s “The Raven”, from whose textual depths he croaks out furious memoranda, all ending “Nevermore!

I still highly recommend the series.

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Oct 21, Arnis rated it really liked it. His last shot at redemption could get him killed. See all books by Jasper Fforde. Apr 26, Stewie’s Mom rated it it was amazing Shelves: You have been warned.