Monday, April 29, 2013

(25) The Well of Lost Plots

Title: The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series) by Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin Books
375 Pages
Genre: Fiction

Synopsis: BookWorld literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well 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 make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it’s up to Thursday to save the day.

Review: Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series is one of the most literary, witty, funny and entertaining series I have read.  I love how he weaves literary context and subtext into the plot making books literally come alive.

Thursday has retreated to the Well of Lost Plots to relax during her pregnancy and to try to remember her husband who has been erased.  With the help of her quirky grandmother, her dodo and a host of literary characters, Thursday finds herself enmeshed in a murder plot, struggling to remember who she is and trying to help the nursery rhyme characters get a day off.

If you are a fan of books and amazing wit then do yourself a favor and pick up the first book in this series and keep reading!

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