The Well Of Lost Plots by Jasper FfordeThe Well Of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

The Well Of Lost Plots

byJasper Fforde

Paperback | January 19, 2004

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Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'. Landen, her husband, is still eradicated, Aornis Hades is meddling with Thursday's memory, and Miss Havisham - when not sewing up plot-holes in 'Mill on the Floss' - is trying to break the land-speed record on the A409. But something is rotten in the state of Jurisfiction. Perkins is 'accidentally' eaten by the minotaur, and Snell succumbs to the Mispeling Vyrus. As a shadow looms over popular fiction, Thursday must keep her wits about her and discover not only what is going on, but also who she can trust to tell about it ...

With grammasites, holesmiths, trainee characters, pagerunners, baby dodos and an adopted home scheduled for demolition, 'The Well of Lost Plots' is at once an addictively exciting adventure and an insight into how books are made, who makes them - and why there is no singular for 'scampi'.
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation. 'The Well of Lost Plots' is his third novel.
Title:The Well Of Lost PlotsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 1 × 5 × 7.75 inPublished:January 19, 2004Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340825936

ISBN - 13:9780340825938

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Jasper Fforde has written a truly magical novel. It's fantastically fun and every page draws you in. I couldn't get enough.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of fun! In the third book of the Thursday Next series, Thursday is taking refuge in the well of lost plots, where unpublished novels live. She has people that want to kill her in the real world so staying safe in a book seems like a good plan. She only needs to fill in for a character a little, and tries to help the main character of the novel treat his wife better and stop being so stereotypical. Meanwhile, Thursday is trying to get her certification with Jurisfiction, the group the polices books. Miss Havisham from Great Expectations is training her, but when a Jurisfiction agent is found dead, they wonder if they are safe. This series is so much fun to read. There is an incredible amount of thought put in to these books, bringing in plot and characters from classics and other well known books. This time we get to see a bit more behind the scene and how Fforde proposes books are written in this word. There are viruses that misspell words, there are grammasites, and many other bad (or good) things that could make their way in to a book. If you are new to this series, start at the beginning as it would be hard to pick up from book three. Recommended!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! A wonderful read that was filled with tons of fun! It has its own type of reality that makes you want to be right with them laughing!
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! All I can say is brilliant! brilliant! brilliant!! Jasper Fforde gets better and better with each book. Love the idea of character exchange/vacation and the footnoterphone is just genius. I could not put this book down. Moving on to ‘Something Rotten,’ can’t wait!!
Date published: 2008-03-03

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An immensely enjoyable, almost compulsive experience-New York Times on Lost in a Good Book