The Well of Lost Plots

by Jasper Fforde | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340825960 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmissmarkeywing of Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 9/17/2010
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingmissmarkeywing from Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 17, 2010
This book is going to The UK Uncon, Swindon, Oct 2010.

Journal Entry 2 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 04, 2010
Thank you so much for searching me out with this. I have become such a Jasper Fforde convert because of this Uncon. Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 3 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 04, 2011
This has taken me quite a while to read. Partly because it is a large book and I wasn't carrying with me while I was trudging through the snow, but also because the story didn't grip me as much as the first two. That said, I still love his ideas and the thought that characters have another life outside their book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 07, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (4/7/2011 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Taking to the monthly meetup tonight.

Journal Entry 5 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 08, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (4/8/2011 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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This book was left behind at the monthly meetup and it is too good a book to leave in the pub so I'm sending it on to someone who has it on their wishlist as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 6 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 14, 2011
I think I love you!!! Thank you very very much. I will read this and pass it on

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Journal Entry 7 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
True Fforde. Excellent witty humour.

Journal Entry 8 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 13, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (1/14/2014 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Happy Birthday x x

Journal Entry 9 by winglinguistkriswing at Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 20, 2014
Thank you so very much for granting me this birthday wish! I feel very spoilt and very blessed -- you guys have absolutely showered me with attention, books and goodness! ♥♥♥
(The picture shows "my" Sam investigating the pile of presents, and all the exciting smells they brought into the house.)

Journal Entry 10 by winglinguistkriswing at Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 27, 2014
This was great! I had so much fun reading this, and this is really the first time I've read a story that was so chock-full of puns and allusions and still had a plot to hold it together. Brilliant! There were moments when I thought "Why did I wait 10 years to read this? Why didn't I run out and buy it the second it came out?", but then it's not like this has aged badly at all, and this way, I probably knew more of the background stories and caught more hints, so all the better.
I can't possibly say which elements I enjoyed most because there was just so much good stuff. I loved the idea of an operating system upgrade for books, and the clever explanations of u-less American spellings and the loss of the library of Alexandria. Also, reading Enid Blyton (which I quite like to do for a bit of cozy nostalgia every now and then) will never be the same innocent pleasure, I'm sure! Deciphering mispelings is always a lot of fun, as are the "credits" and "advertisements", and I immediately liked Randolph, Lola and Bradshaw's wife. And I was so happy I had The Big Over Easy at hand to start right away and see what had become of Caversham Heights -- this connection is pure genius!

ETA: an extra bonus of this copy is that it comes from Swindon, obviously. Love the UnCon/magic roundabout bookplate!

Reserved for Colombina.

Journal Entry 11 by winglinguistkriswing at Bistro Kulisse in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, March 21, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (3/21/2014 UTC) at Bistro Kulisse in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Journal Entry 12 by Colombina at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, March 21, 2014

Thank you very much for bringing this book to our BC meeting today! I am looking forward to reading it :)!

Journal Entry 13 by Colombina at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, May 21, 2017

First of all, I am very sorry that this book had to wait so long on my pile(s :-)) of to-be-read books! For some reason, it was a bit challenging for me, I had trouble to get into it, put it down several times and had to wait for a more stress-free time. I am very happy I did give it another try because it contains some glorious moments and hilarious scenes and sentences ("'Had' had had approval but 'had had' had not; equally it is true to say that that 'that that' had had approval but that that other 'that that' had not." p. 257 :)) and, being a big fan of Jack Spratt and the Nursery Crime series, I was, of course, very happy to learn how it all began...

Journal Entry 14 by Colombina at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Sent as a wishlist RABCK to another bookcrosser.
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Happy reading :)!

Journal Entry 15 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Friday, June 02, 2017
Thanks a lot Colombina for this wishlist book! And the cute frog card! :) I only found Ffrode's books last year but I liked them right away.

Journal Entry 16 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Saturday, May 16, 2020
At the end of the second book, Thursday had to find the best possible hiding place where Chronoguards wouldn't find her. She takes part in the Character Exchange Programme and goes hiding in the Well of Lost Plots, inside an unpublished book called Caversham Heights. In this third volume of the series we learn more about the BookWorld and Jurisfiction as Thursday gets ready to take her exams to become a full agent. Her husband still exists only in her memories, so when Thursday starts forgetting him and other details, Granny Next (aged 108) has to come to the rescue. After all, Thursday is pregnant - even though she doesn't always remember it.

"'Work, work, work,' said the small man, taking a swig of tea and looking up at me with small yet oddly intense eyes." (page 262)

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