The Well of Lost Plots (PC)
4 journalers for this copy...
The Finland only bookring goes as follows:
There were few scenes I though was a bit worn out,like those door scenes quite early in the book but in a second thought maybe those kind of scenes had to be there because Thursday was inside an bad unpublished novel Caversham Heights.
Anyway, thanks to kiala again for letting me read the book. To CandyDarling next.
There were lots of things I liked in this book, not the least Aornis Hades, but I sorely missed Thursday's dad, and all the other characters from the real world. I also had a little trouble with Jasper Fforde's explanations of how things work in the book world. I know the only way to fully enjoy Fforde's books is suspension of disbelief, but I just had a hard time occasionally. On the other hand, I loved how the author contrasted the book world to the computer world (mispeling vyrus, the book operating systems, the number of plots increased from 8 to 32 with UltraWord etc.)
What's best about Jasper Fforde's books is that they make me want to read classics and study literature. I'm just a little annoyed that I was badly spoilt for Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations by this book, because I have read neither, and now I know what happens! I guess it's my own fault, but I just wish I had been warned...
I can't wait to read Something Rotten, but I guess I'll read Big Over Easy first, as the characters from Caversham Heights are fresh in my memory. I'll send The Well of Lost Plots to chrisim tomorrow.
What a relif that the book contained the 'story so far' chapter in the beginning. I had almost forgotten how did the earlier book end...
Finally I have read this and sent it back to kiala. I liked this Thursday Next (TN) book ok although it was still confusing with so many characters and plots. This book was not that funny than the other TN books but it had its moments. I enjoyed this time very much reading the footernote phone conversations because they were about Anna Karenina. Also Lola and Randolf were good characters. The story of Thursday, Landen and their child goes on I suppose, so maybe I'll read the fourth and fifth book someday.
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