The Well of Lost Plots

The Well of Lost Plots

Paperback - 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is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'.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'.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2004, c2003.
ISBN: 9780340825938
0340825936
Characteristics: 360 pages ;,20 cm.

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bwortman Mar 28, 2013

Another delightful turn in the series, Fforde deftly creates a fantastic world that is an absolute delight. While at some points it did feel as though the plot were meandering a bit and Fforde was simply showing off his fantasy world, it's a great world to show off and I didn't really mind. Of course, the plot also builds to an impressive crescendo that rattles on to a satisfying conclusion.

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gearhead
May 05, 2009

just read it, you will like

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lindeeana
Jun 13, 2008

This is book 3 of the Thursday Next series.

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KarenW
Jul 09, 2004

Thursday Next is back! In the third outing, Fforde has provided us with a deeper glimse into a world filled with books and book lovers. This time, Thursday is hiding out in the Well of Lost Plots (WOLP) in order to finish her apprenticeship with Miss Havisham. The usual hilarious mayhem is woven in tightly with a nefarious villain, and a few murders. There is also a foray into Wuthering Heights for some much needed counselling in anger management, training on how to feed the Minotaur, and the championing of the striking Nursery Characters. Fforde''s book world is so real you will be wishing you could live there permanently, maybe even winning the coveted Bookie prize for most avid reader!

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cjmpe
Mar 26, 2008

Thursday Next (who's from an alternate version of our world) is hiding out in Bookworld in a pulp novel called Caversham Heights, where she's training to become a Jurisfiction Agent. The introduction of a new book system called UltraWord(TM) is nearing; it should spell the end of misspellings and the need to attribute speech to characters, among other things. But could it also be the reason why someone is bumping off Jurisfiction agents? At the same time, Thursday's old nemesis, Aornis is eating away at her memories.

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Mar 26, 2008

"Who is the star of this novel? Who do the readers expect to see when they pick up this book? Me. Who has won "Most Troubled Romantic Lead" a the BookWorld Awards seventy-seven times in a row? Me. All me. Without me, (Wuthering) Heights is a tediously overlong provincial potboiler of insignificant interest. " - Heathcliff on his role in the book, during a rage councelling session

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