Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde


In the third book of the Thursday Next series, Thursday is taking refuge in the well of lost plots, where unpublished novels live. She has people that want to kill her in the real world so staying safe in a book seems like a good plan. She only needs to fill in for a character a little, and tries to help the main character of the novel treat his wife better and stop being so stereotypical.

Meanwhile, Thursday is trying to get her certification with Jurisfiction, the group the polices books. Miss Havisham from Great Expectations is training her, but when a Jurisfiction agent is found dead, they wonder if they are safe.

This series is so much fun to read. There is an incredible amount of thought put in to these books, bringing in plot and characters from classics and other well known books. This time we get to see a bit more behind the scene and how Fforde proposes books are written in this word. There are viruses that misspell words, there are grammasites, and many other bad (or good) things that could make their way in to a book.

If you are new to this series, start at the beginning as it would be hard to pick up from book three. Recommended!

First Line: "Making one's home in an unpublished novel wasn't without compensation."


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