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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I recommend this book only to fans of the first two, although you could start here and wouldn’t be missing much.

The Well of Lost Plots Reader’s Guide

The “conflicts” she encounters with Grammasites and a giant cat named Big Martin are quickly resolved within the chapter they’re introduced. Is this connected to book 2?

The legendary Leviathan’s Graveyard, inconveniently perched at the very top of the mountain known as Cadir Idris, its lofty summit permanently shrouded in cloud.

It seems that no one in the book world is safe anymore. As the story begins, Eddie Russett arrives with his father at the village known as East Carmine.

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In this unprecedented emergency, Thursday uses her Jurisfiction operative TravelBook to summon The Great Panjandrum, ruler of the BookWorld and literal deus ex machina.

Please don’t buy books or magazines from supermarkets. In this third installment of the Thursday Next literary mystery series, our agent finds herself working for Ffore in the Book World, residing in one of the unpublished novels to be found in the Well of Lost Plots.


Fforde’s classic structure satisfies in the way that all good fairy stories do.

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Want to Read saving…. Perhaps it is her retrousee nose, perhaps it is her contempt for the strict order of their world. The Best Books of Despite her promises to Landen, Thursday has also been secretly policing the Bookworld with her Jurisfiction colleagues, where the death of Sherlock Holmes, the discovery of book probes, and falling Outland reading rates have put the Bookworld on edge.

He makes dell books fun because he thinks of things that any reader could think of or wish for, but he actually puts them into words and creates a novel from them. Vain as it is, I think that Fforde has noticed me. Still, I liked it jasepr to want to move on to book four, eventually. I love this book and I love this series. A time, then, for relaxation, recuperation, and rest. This is both the main attraction and the main problem of the book for me.

The real influence was much closer to home and infinitely more mundane. I was surprised to see how many people didn’t like this one as much as the first two. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Review: The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde | Books | The Guardian

Despite the rarefied nature of his spoofing, Fforde has attracted a substantial and loyal readership. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Fforde’s got words and he not only knows how to use them. But, for me, the anger management session with all the characters from Wuthering Heights, plpts through their seething hatred of Heathcliffe just seemed to drag on, and on, and on 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 t 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.

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There’s no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. And whether or not those expectations will be met by this new book depends on the readiness of readers to strike out in new directions–just as the author has done. Expect fans to turn out in droves on the city author tour.

Fforde o a clever fantasy world and uses numerous literary puns, which make The Well of Lost Plots worth reading. You really have to be well-versed in classic literature to get the full power of what Fforde is doing here.

Meanwhile, fictional character Yorrick Kaine is loose in Thursday’s real world and conspiring with someone in Text Grand Central, the final arbitrators of plotsettingand other story elements, to release BOOK version 9, code-named UltraWord. Set in in a world that is similar to our own, but with a few crucial – and welll – differences Wales is a socialist republic, the Crimean War is still ongoing and the most popular pets are home-cloned dodosThe Eyre Affair introduces literary detective named ‘Thursday Next’.