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Thursday Next in The Well of Lost Plots

A Thursday Next Novel
Fforde, Jasper (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Thursday Next in The Well of Lost Plots
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Penguin Putnam
Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. Join Thursday Next as she encounters some of the greatest characters in literature and battles deadly villians who literally leap off the page. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new Ffordian tour de force.
-Lost in a Good Book appeared on The New York Times extended bestseller list and was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
-The Eyre Affair was a New York Times bestseller and a Book Sense 76 Pick
-Penguin will publish Lost in a Good Book simultaneously
-The fourth book in the series is forthcoming from Viking

Baker & Taylor
Exhausted by her hectic stint as Miss Havisham's apprentice at Jurisfiction, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, is delighted by a supposed respite in the Character Exchange Program in the Well of Lost Plots, a place filled with linguistic chaos, lousy books, plot devices, grammasites, and a murderer. 60,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. After two rollicking adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain's Prose Resource Operative was literally and literaturally at her wit's end - not to mention pregnant. So what could be more welcome than a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of 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.
Once again, it's up to the ever-resourceful gal detective to track down the killer, save her pulp novel-slash-temporary abode from being chucked into the Text Sea, and get back to her "real" life with her body (and memory, if it's not too much to ask) intact.

& Taylor

Exhausted by her stint as Miss Havisham's apprentice at Jurisfiction, Thursday Next is delighted by a respite in the Character Exchange Program in the Well of Lost Plots, a place filled with linguistic chaos, lousy books, and a murderer.

Authors: Fforde, Jasper
Statement of Responsibility: Jasper Fforde
Title: Thursday Next in The well of lost plots
a Thursday Next novel
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004, c2003
Characteristics: xv, 375 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Sold by: Viking
Alternate Title: Well of lost plots
LCCN: 2003062150
ISBN: 0670032891
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY F
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Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If this were a tv series, this book would be considered a filler episode. If you're looking for any resolution to the unfinished plots that started in book 2, you're out of luck. Most everything takes place in the Book World. On the upside, it's quite entertaining filler.

Jul 20, 2012
  • meldaravaniel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I haven't found anything wrong with this series yet. It's funny and engaging, good for literary snobs (looking for a break from 'literature', maybe). Fforde's books make me quite happy.

May 02, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Still loving this series. I hope there is more to come!


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Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"...Failure concentrates the mind wonderfully. If you don't make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough."


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