The Well Of Lost Plots : A Novel
- Paperback | 375 pages
- 127 x 200 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
- 03 Aug 2004
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
- colour illustrations
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01 Aug 2008
--People "Fforde creates a literary reality that is somewhere amid a triangulation of Douglas Adams, Monty Python, and Miss Marple."
--The Denver Post
"Fforde has created a legion of fans with work that moves beyond clever into the realm of the creatively twisted, a space sparsely inhabited by those who can both envision and portray a skewed world . . . . The Well of Lost Plots reads nicely as a stand-alone and avoids the serious misstep of being a retread of its predecessors."
--The Denver Post
"Fforde's inventiveness remains a bookworm's delight."
"Marvelous creations like syntax-slaughtering grammasites and the murderous Minotaur roam this unusual novel's pages, and Fforde's fictional epigraphs, like his minihistory of 'book operating systems, ' are worth the cover price in themselves. Fforde's sidesplitting sendup of an increasingly antibookish society is a sheer joy."
"Great fun--especially for those with a literary turn of mind and a taste for offbeat comedy . . . My favorite in the series so far."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Murderously fun . . . . A delightful, satirical frolic through literature . . . . Unique and wildly entertaining."
--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Charles Dickens was one of the British Isles' most popular novelists, and Jasper Fforde is winging into a similar stature on his Victorian coattails . . . You don't need to have read either of Fforde's first two books . . . to keep up with much of the action in The Well of Lost Plots. But why wouldn't you?"
--The Oregonian (Portland)
"Even more fun than its predecessors."
"Like Alice down the rabbit hole, a reader of Fforde's books falls into a crazy and often quite funny world, where satire meets silliness. Once again, this author's imagination seems to know no bounds."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Fforde's bibliophile japery is in the school of Douglas Adams--think of it as a hitchhiker's guide to the library."
--The Guardian (London)
"Bibliophiles will find . . . The Well of Lost Plots a hoot . . . Exceptionally clever."
"Fforde has settled comfortably into series mode, producing another fun romp in an alternate universe where books are more real than reality."
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