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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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It’s Easter in Reading – a bad time for eggs – and no one can remember the last sunny day. A Thursday Next Novel.

The staff are temperamental, but some of them are soothsayers and the despotic King Snodd IV wants to know the exact time of the death of the last surviving dragon, so that he can grab the Dragonlands, acres of virgin territory so far protected by a force-field that reduces anyone who touches it to a pile of ash.

Lost in a Good Book and this latest volume. But it’s obvious that Fforde is extremely intelligent with an amazing sense of humor. I sometimes find everything a little too clever and self-congratulatory, and ffodre quotes that start the chapters irritate me with their look-ma-no-exposition exposition, but some tiny detail usually comes along to redeem the book again.

He provides ffored onslaught of puns and literature jokes. These books are tailor-made to people who love books, reading, and literature. When Snell tells Thursday that Landen can be written into fictional existence so they can live together in the book world, Thursday replies that she wants the real Landen or none at all.


There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Otherwise, you will probably feel guilty for not reading enough.

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Pages with related products. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such rforde wind as never blew on England yet.

A great example of a good female character written well by a male author And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

More and more disappointing, this series. Mijn derde Jasper Fforde en ik moet toegeven dat ik verslaafd geworden ben aan de boekenwereld van Thursday. 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.

As part of the so-called “Character Exchange Program”our heroine is temporarily replacing the main character’s side kick. It’s an interesting mo Thursday Next leaves her strange version of Swindon behind to take a plits maternity leave in the Bookworld. I had an odd reaction to the two previous Thursday Next novels, a curious mixture of subtle enjoyment and distinct annoyance.

The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) by Jasper Fforde

It is loat hard to come up with thf new fictional gimmick a really “novel” novel as a new vice. Pretty soon the Princess, Addie, Jennifer and Perkins are fighting the powers of darkness not just for their lives, but for everything they know and love This book as I’m sure is true for the rest of the series is meant as somethi I seem somewhat doomed to find series via a book somewhere in the middle.


The best thing about this book is how it nasper with literature, even more so than the previous books. A few fun examples 1 a rage counseling session for the characters of Wuthering Heights2 Miss Havisham from Great Expectations in a contest with Mr Toad from The Wind in the Willows to set the land speed record and 3 King Solomon as head of the Jurisfiction’s Arbitration Department.

Set up a giveaway.

Yes, plotd did most definitely affect the narrative. Mogworld Yahtzee Croshaw 8. Thursday’s daughter Tuesday is a precocious genius of only fifteen with an immeasurably high IQ.

The Well of Lost Plots Reader’s Guide

Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK.

This one took a bit more time to get going than the previous two.

Retrieved from ” https: About The Well of Lost Plots asper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment.

There is only so much the human imagination can do with those seven orifices and eight archetypal plotlines.

But something is rotten in the state of Jurisfiction. All the books centre around Jennifer Strange, who manages a company of magicians named ‘Kazam’, and her attempts to keep the noble arts from the clutches of big business and property tycoons. Apr 14, Elderberrywine rated it it was amazing Shelves: