Shades of Grey

by Jasper Fforde | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0340963050 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 9/5/2013
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Thursday, September 05, 2013
A great read - brilliant concept, eccentric, satiric, entertaining. A terrible, controlling, Orwellian society with rigid social hierarchies - and lots of good laughs (Great Leap Backward, overemployment, spoons a rare comodity, apocryphal people, loopholery ...) I never thought dystopian fiction can be that hilarious. It builds up slowly, the reader has to find out how this weird world works, but then... no spoiler here.

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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UnCon wishlist surprise.
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by fleurdelys at Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Friday, September 27, 2013
Thank you so much for this. I love Jasper Fforde and I'm really looking forward to reading this book. It was a lovely surprise :)
This turned out to be a duplicate given to me at the uncon, so (in the interests of keeping my flight home in the air - not dropping like a stone under the weight of all the books!) I have unfortunately had to release this back to the book buffet. Thank you for the lovely thought :)

Journal Entry 4 by fleurdelys at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/28/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Book buffet

Journal Entry 5 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, September 30, 2013
Picked up from the book buffet, along with all the book labels and stickers inside! Thank you ApoloniaX for bringing it to the Uncon and fleurdelys for putting it on the book buffet :-)

Journal Entry 6 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 11, 2014
I was a little dubious about the premise and how it would translate into a full-length story set in a world that made sense. Jasper Fforde himself says in the acknowledgements that it "proved rather more difficult to get on to paper than I had anticipated", which doesn't surprise me at all. But he did well, and it turned out to be really fun, clever read.

Thanks again Apolonia and fleurdelys! I will save this for the Oxford Convention. (Yes, I've started collecting books for it already. Only seven months to go!)

Journal Entry 7 by wingshnedwardswing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 8 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, April 11, 2015
Picked up from the bookcrossing book buffet at St Hilda's :)

Released 2 yrs ago (9/23/2016 UTC) at UK Unconvention 2016 - Birmingham in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 10 by d-vineland at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Sunday, October 09, 2016
Everyone seemed to have read Shades of Grey, so I thought I might give it a try, if a colourful one ;-)

(Took the picture at Birmingham Museum)

Finished reading in Jan 2019, went to sleep too late on two nights because of it. Funny in an unfunny way.

Btw, Book #2, "Painting by numbers" is scheduled for 2020. By that time, I have probably forgotten the plot of the first one ....


Journal Entry 11 by d-vineland at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (2/17/2019 UTC) at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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Kommt mit Beigabe ...

Journal Entry 12 by wingcoco7wing at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, February 18, 2019
Begged from d-vineland because you can never go wrong with a Jasper Fforde book. Thank you so much.

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