The Well of Lost Plots

The Well of Lost Plots In this delicious sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book Fforde s redoubtable heroine Thursday Next once again does battle with philistine bibliophobes The eagerly anticipated third instal

  • Title: The Well of Lost Plots
  • Author: Jasper Fforde
  • ISBN: 9780143034353
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this delicious sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, Fforde s redoubtable heroine Thursday Next once again does battle with philistine bibliophobes.The eagerly anticipated third installment in the bestselling Thursday Next series a genre bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top drawer literary entertainment Thursday Next definitely needs some down tIn this delicious sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, Fforde s redoubtable heroine Thursday Next once again does battle with philistine bibliophobes.The eagerly anticipated third installment in the bestselling Thursday Next series a genre bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top drawer literary entertainment Thursday Next definitely needs some down time After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain s Prose Op is literally and literaturally at her wits end not to mention pregnant Her job as Miss Havisham s apprentice at Jurisfiction is as hectic as ever and not just because she has to moderate rage counseling sessions in Wuthering Heights So what could be welcome than a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots She s supposed to relax while filling in for a sidekick in an unpublished and unpublishable detective procedural socked away below the Great Library in the Well of Lost Plots But a vacation remains elusive In no time, Thursday discovers that the Well of Lost Plots is a veritable linguistic free for all where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books like the one she has taken up residence in are scrapped for salvage To top it off, a murderer is stalking Jurisfiction personnel and nobody is safe, least of all Thursday herself Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new tour de Fforde.

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    1. Jasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married to author Katie Fforde His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.His published books include a series of novels starring Thursday Next The Eyre Affair 2001 , Lost in a Good Book 2002 , The Well of Lost Plots 2003 , Something Rotten 2004 and First Among Sequels 2007 The Big Over Easy 2005 , which shares a similar setting with the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initially failed to find a publisher It had the working title of Nursery Crime, which is the title now used to refer to this series of books The follow up to The Big Over Easy, The Fourth Bear was published in July 2006 and focuses on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.Series Thursday Next Nursery Crime Shades of Grey

    2. Book Review3 of 5 stars to The Well of Lost Plots, the third thriller and mystery book in the "Thursday Next" series written in 2003 by Jasper Fforde. For those new to the series, it's a detective story where crimes occur inside books, and real-life people can jump inside the book to fix the problem or solve the crime. In book 3, things take a bit of a turn Thursday, the main investigator, needs some down time, and goes to the "Well of Lost Plots," where unpublished books go to die. But crimes a [...]

    3. Onvan : The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) - Nevisande : Jasper Fforde - ISBN : 143034359 - ISBN13 : 9780143034353 - Dar 388 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2004

    4. I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy this book anywhere near as much as the first two in the series. While I think Fforde’s choice to set the action almost entirely in the Bookworld was an intriguing one, I also got the sense he was in over his head. Like many of the partially completed books in the Well of Lost Plots, there is a great amount of creativity on display here, but also a lot of half-baked ideas and poorly developed characters. The action took place in so many different settings and w [...]

    5. 5.0 to 5.5 stars. 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 in the series (which I have 4 stars and 3 stars respectively). The writing was absolutely superb, the plot was engaging and very original and the literary references hysterical. I found myself more than once jumping to to find out from which book a particular character or reference originated. A few fun examples (1) a rage counseling session for the [...]

    6. In which my irritation at this series reaches a boiling point.I had an odd reaction to the two previous Thursday Next novels, a curious mixture of subtle enjoyment and distinct annoyance. The enjoyment came from the fact that I’m a man who loves books and they were distinctly literary reads. But there was also a huge amount of quirkiness (never a quality I particularly like) and an arch ‘oh-isn’t-this-soooo-clever!’ self-satisfaction to the proceedings. There were points in the previous [...]

    7. This one took a bit more time to get going than the previous two. The point wasn't really clear until a third of the way through, but that's not awful. It's a lot of fun just visiting this strange world - even stranger since most of this one was in the book world, not the 'real' one. The book world provides so many wonderful opportunities for fun & humor. Mrs. Havisham, the depressing spinster from Great Expectations, loves to drive fast so it only makes sense she has a rivalry with Mr. Toad [...]

    8. 3rd BOOK IN THE "THURSDAY NEXT" SERIES. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. NO SPOILERS FOR THIS VOLUME (#3)Thursday Next is a war veteran. She has traveled into books. She has worked for Special Ops. She has fought a Supreme Evil Being. Her skills and smarts are legendary.Thursday Next is pregnant. The father, her husband Landon, is dead - eradicated by those Goliath Corporation bastards. They traveled back in time and killed him as a 2-year-old. It's [...]

    9. *****3.5*****This is an interesting continuation of Thursday's story. Now, she's living in the Book World, planning to stay and rest for a year until she has her baby, when she'll return to the Outland and continue trying to bring Landen back. The beginning of the book moves verrrrry slowly. Some of the conflicts that will come to a head at the end of the book are introduced, but they are just blurbs at first. Most of the "action" consists of Thursday meeting and interacting with other Jurisfict [...]

    10. I seem somewhat doomed to find series via a book somewhere in the middle. I'm sure it happens to everyone, but it -feels- like it happens to me a bit more often.So Except for people who find it accidentally, who'd read a review of this book? Likely someone who's interested in perhaps reading it Who, I'd guess, would be someone who's already read the first two. So, this review's probably useless. None the less.This book (as I'm sure is true for the rest of the series) is meant as something of a r [...]

    11. I was surprised to see how many people didn't like this one as much as the first two. Personally, I loved it. Interestingly though, before I launched into the Thursday next books, I had already read the 1st 2 of Fforde's ' Nursery Crimes’ series, which intersects loosely with the book world setting of this 3rd novel, and for me a large part of the reading pleasure here was in the cleverness of that intersection, And so perhaps that has some impact upon the way I read the book.Like the previous [...]

    12. DNF at 70% The title is supposed to be a description of the location of most of the book. Lost plots and generic characters abound, unfortunately what it really describes is the book itself. Overly clever, steeped in literary geekdom and lame, in your face, characterizations. Not much to like about this book even Thursday was a miss. 2 stars for a few scattered funny moments and Thursday's gran.

    13. I slogged through most of the first fifth or so of this book; I preferred Thursday in her “real” world of the first two books. I was concerned that this third book wouldn’t be as enjoyable as I’d expected it would be. I ended up loving it though, and laughed as much as I did while reading the first two books, and cared as much about Thursday and certain other characters as much as well.This book was kind of all over the place more than the first two books in the series, but there were so [...]

    14. There's something in me that wants to dislike these books, but I just can't. They are both absurd and ridiculously clever, and stuffed full of jokes that only a gramma(rfan) could love. I appreciate that Fforde explodes the formulae of every genre he skewers, refusing to return his characters to the starting block for the next book. I sometimes find everything a little too clever and self-congratulatory, and the quotes that start the chapters irritate me with their look-ma-no-exposition expositi [...]

    15. I jumped right into "The Well of Lost Plots" after finishing "Lost in a Good Book". I think I'm ready for some other reading for a while. "The Well of Lost Plots" was a pretty interesting book, and it was fun. But, there wasn't a lot of plot to it and it jumped around a lot. Once again, Thursday's primary problem remains unresolved. I hope it gets taken care of in the next volume.Oh, and I think I need to read "Great Expectations".

    16. In this third book, Thursday Next goes for a small holiday in a poorly written and unpublished novel in the Well of Lost Plots within the Book World. While there, she ends up joining the Book World police (Jurisfiction) as an apprentice to the Dickens Great Expectations character Mrs Haversham.As in the previous two novels, this one if full of funny dialogues and meetings with characters from some of the great classics (Dickens, Brontë and Verne are just a few). The books really revolves around [...]

    17. Absolutely amazing. I'm convinced that Fforde is one of the most brilliant authors writing fiction today.The Well of Lost Plots, rather than being more of the same from the world of Thursday Next and Jurisfiction, is something fresh, still original, never boring, and simply fabulous. I adore this series for so many reasons not the least of which being that it, much like Harry Potter or Abarat, is too often viewed as a children's book when it (and the others) are really nothing of the sort.The We [...]

    18. Thursday Next leaves her strange version of Swindon behind to take a sort-of maternity leave in the Bookworld. As part of the character exchange program she finds herself in the poorly written book Caversham Heights. But whilst she's in Bookworld she still has duties to attend to, whether that be an Alice in Wonderland trial, helping Miss Havisham run anger management groups in Wuthering Heights or try and work out what's wrong with the new book operating system UltraWorld.It's an interesting mo [...]

    19. Just got this one and had to read it right away. I was going to wait, as I still haven't read Lost in a Good Book, but I picked it up just to look through it and I couldn't put it down. I'm not even sure really why I like this series so much. Maybe just because it is so different. Or maybe it's all the Lewis Carroll stuff. But it was really good and I'm anxious to read more in this series.

    20. If you have a robust knowledge of British Literature and a working knowledge of the constructs of the novel, this is the novel for you. Once again Jasper Fforde's protagonist Thursday Next is thrown into a literary adventure that includes the Cheshire Cat, a Dodo and an Out of Print Explorer who is trying to sell his adventures on the sly in the Well of Lost Plots. The audio is narrated by Emily Gray who does a fine job in voicing the vast numbers of characters . On to the next Thursday Next boo [...]

    21. There is not much happening here to bring the actual story forward, but a trip into the world of books and smooth, articulate writing is always a pleasure.

    22. This series is really becoming more and more delightful. No summary of the plot would make a lick of sense, but suffice it to say, we lost the glorious Miss Havisham this time around; lost in an automobile race with Mr. Toad (who, it must be said, was terribly cut up about it).But then the chapter was called The Final Bow, and so I have hopes that perhaps it wasn't quite as final? "There's an east wind coming, Watson." "I think not, Holmes. It is very warm." "Good old Watson! You are the one fix [...]

    23. In the third instalment of the series, real life becomes a bit too dangerous for Thursday, so she goes into hiding in the book world. And not just any part of the book world, but the Well of Lost Plots, where unpublished novels languish. Here, while the pernicious Aornis Hades tries to erase her memories, Thursday continues her training to become a Jurisfiction agent. Which is not as easy as it might sound, for characters are failing to show up for their Rage Control Meetings, murderous Minotaur [...]

    24. In this third installment of the Thursday Next literary mystery series, our agent finds herself working for Jurisfiction in the Book World, residing in one of the unpublished novels to be found in the Well of Lost Plots. Fforde creates a clever fantasy world and uses numerous literary puns, which make The Well of Lost Plots worth reading. The story itself, however, is not really gripping, and Thursday's character has never seemed well developed or "real" to me. I keep reading this series because [...]

    25. I loved, love, loved this book. I mean, really loved this book. I didn't remember the first or the second books in this series being quite so witty and funny. I really enjoyed the way Mr. Fforde writes and I think Thursday may well be my new favorite character. I wanted to go back and re-read the first two books in the series to see if I missed something. This book was so funny and I loved the way the chapters began with an absurd news article or an insight of Thursday's thoughts via her journal [...]

    26. Mijn derde Jasper Fforde en ik moet toegeven dat ik verslaafd geworden ben aan de boekenwereld van Thursday. Het is boekengerelateerd op zoveel manieren dat je het amper kunt volgen, origineel, met de nodige laagjes (er zit ook een hoop politiek in, totaal onverwacht) creatieve taalspelletjes (je moet wel van Engels houden, ik heb geen idee hoe dit vertaald zou kunnen worden) en spanning!Ideale vakantielectuur theguardian/books/200

    27. Fforde-dipendenzaUn autore semplicemente geniale a cui chiederei in prestito uno "stanaripetizioni" e team annesso ogni volta che mi trovo a scrivere ;-) Qui la mia recensione: sololibri/Il-pozzo-del

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