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The Well of Lost Plots

A Thursday Next Novel

Jasper Fforde - Author

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ISBN 9780143034353 | 416 pages | 03 Aug 2004 | Penguin | 5.11 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The eagerly awaited third installment in the outrageously inventive bestselling adventures of Thursday Next

Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books-like the one she has taken up residence in-are scrapped for salvage. To make matters worse, a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction and it's up to Thursday to save the day. A brilliant feat of literary showmanship filled with wit, fantasy, and effervescent originality, this Ffordian tour de force is the most exciting Thursday Next adventure yet.

The well of Fforde’s imagination is bottomless. . . . Delightful. (People)

Fforde creates a literary reality that is somewhere amid a triangulation of Douglas Adams, Monty Python, and Miss Marple. (The Denver Post)

Fforde’s inventiveness remains a bookworm’s delight. (Entertainment Weekly)


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