The Well of Lost Plots (PC)

by Jasper Fforde | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0340825936 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kiala of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/31/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by kiala from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Now I have read it. It's fun. So much fun. You have to read it. How can anyone have so vivid imagination? I liked the sub plot of the two generics a lot. And the tree witches were there as usual. I just were hoping the years between this book and the next would have been written as well, but I guess there isn't so much happening then. Havisham was great!

The Finland only bookring goes as follows:
1. Niksu
2. CandyDarling
3. chrisim?

Journal Entry 2 by Niksu from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Got the book from kiala today. Thanks! Atleast one ringbook before I'm able to start with this one. But month to go, if CandyDarling is after me ;)

Journal Entry 3 by Niksu from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, October 09, 2005
I've been lazy what comes to reading even though this was a good book. I hardly ever laugh out loud when reading books but this made me do so:)I think this was better than Lost in a Good Book but not as good as the first Thursday Next-novel.

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early in the book but in a second thought maybe those kind of scenes had to be there because Thursday was inside an bad unpublished novel Caversham Heights.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.

Journal Entry 4 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Got this book from Niksu at the December meet-up. Thank you Kiala for sharing your Jasper Fforde books! :)

Journal Entry 5 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I just finished The Well of Lost Plots, and unfortunately I have to say it was my least favorite in the series so far. I was really excited about the previous book, Lost In A Good Book , and I started reading this immediately upon finishing it. It was funny because the opening scene of The Well of Lost Plots is the ending scene of Lost In A Good Book, only it was expanded a little. I was excited to see what happens next, but when I was approaching the middle, I realised I had no idea of where this book was going. It seemed like Thursday was doing all sorts of whacky things and meeting funny people, but the book itself seemed to be only a showcase for the author's imagination, and to me it felt too dragged out by unnecessary details.

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.

Journal Entry 6 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, July 21, 2006
Got the book in today's mail. Thanks CandyDarling!

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.

Mutts book club

Journal Entry 7 by kiala from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, October 01, 2006
I got this one back. Thank you all for reading it :) And thanks chrisim for the Mutts strip :D

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