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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As a shadow looms over popular fiction, Thursday must keep her wits about her and discover not only what is going on, but also who she can trust to tell about it If you love books and are widely read, you will particularly enjoy the heroine Thursday’s interaction with so-called fictional characters.

As the background Wizidrical Power slowly builds after the Big Magic, King Snodd IV of the Kingdom of Hereford realises that the power of magic has untold financial possibilities, and the man that controls Magic controls almost anything.

Jasper : My Potted Precis

The Best Books of Thursday’s job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare’s lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces. Jasper, not the dog Series: Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world.

One of the most jaspee things is how lazy it all seems. 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.

The Well of Lost Plots Reader’s Guide

Lost plots and generic characters abound, unfortunately what it really describes is the book itself. The books really revolves around the making of literature; whereas Outlanders ie we in the real world think that authors are the creators of books, all in the Book World know that without the Generic Characters who can be shaped into any personality type a plot would needthe Backstory Workshop, the holesmiths who fix holes in narratives, grammaticists who chase down grammacites and mispeling vyruses, Rage Control Meetings for the characters to prevent books such as Wuthering Heights from imploding, there would be no books.

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As a shadow looms over popular fiction, Thursday must keep her wits about her and discover not only what is going on, but also who she can trust to tell about it I couldn’t really tell, I was laughing too much. One person found this helpful.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After its legendary 76 rejections, The Eyre Affair went on to become a cult bestseller.

There is only so much the human imagination can do with those seven orifices and eight archetypal plotlines. The few who did either thought the lack was a stroke of genius or didn’t find it any less comprehensible than the rest.

And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside?

Yes, film did most definitely affect the narrative. It is a temporary assignment and at first Eddie finds it all horribly unsophisticated. Since Thursday is an “Outlander”, a “real” person rather than a fictional character, Spratt hopes that she will help them appeal to the Council of Genres to prevent the disassembling of Caversham Heightsa fate inevitable for books which languish unpublished in the real world.


The series is complex, full of fantasy and drama you never quite understand. Which would The Well of Lost Plots come under? As part of the so-called “Character Exchange Program”our heroine is temporarily replacing the main character’s side kick. He lives and writes in Wales. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: One of my favorite was the explanation for the difference between the American vs.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Furthermore, his psychiatrist is particularly sceptical about his claim that his new car repairs itself when no one is watching, and the car salesman who can prove his sanity cannot be found.

I suppose if you’re well-read you’ll find this book a real gem. Fforde’s other gimmick is that the world of fiction and the real world “outland” run into each other. The choice is endless.

The quick references in passing, I enjoyed very much. In this volume, the idea of the Nursery Crimes series is introduced, and I can’t wait to give them a whirl, too. Fforde has become plota very important member of my beloved authors list Cindy You really gotta read them in order.