The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In this book Fforde takes us out of the alternate 1985 he created (you know, the one with airships instead of airplanes, the gravitube and SpecOps) and into the Book World where series characters buy black market plot devices to boost sales, Heathcliff attends rage counseling, and the annual Book Awards are a big deal. [um, where do I sign up for this?] In the third book of the Thursday Next series, it seems that Thursday has lost of some of her edge and grit that made me enjoy the first two books. I did however enjoy everything else about the book. It's a carefully constructed world with its own rules and structure, but yet so familiar by the characters and plots.
Series: Thursday Next Book 3
Synopsis: When soon-to-be single parent Thursday Next emerges from her comfortable life inside an unpublished book, she steps into a new age of fictional narrative. The entire book world is abuzz with anticipation of an improved Text Operating System that moves from the 8-plot to the new 32-plot story system. But danger lurks when Jurisfiction agents keep turning up dead. When Thursday steps in, she eincounters Dickens' Miss Havisham, passes through Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and deals with a mispeling vyrus, holesmiths, and unionized nursery rhymes. THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS---the place where all fiction is created---is an exhilarating romp through literary classics, an insightful look into how books are made, anda jewel in the long tradition of British nonsense.
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