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The Well of Lost PlotsIn Jasper Fforde's lovable literary-themed fantasy series, humans dash in and out of famous books, stopping for coffee, say, at the bun shop from ''Little...The Well of Lost PlotsFictionIn Jasper Fforde's lovable literary-themed fantasy series, humans dash in and out of famous books, stopping for coffee, say, at the bun shop from ''Little...2004-03-05Viking
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots
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The Well of Lost Plots

Genre: Fiction; Author: Jasper Fforde; Publisher: Viking

In Jasper Fforde’s lovable literary-themed fantasy series, humans dash in and out of famous books, stopping for coffee, say, at the bun shop from ”Little Dorrit.” This third entry finds detective Thursday Next chilling out in the Well of Lost Plots, the oasis in ”BookWorld” for characters in unfinished novels. There she uncovers a conspiracy surrounding the ultimate ”Book Operating System” and dodges grammasites, adjectivores, a ”mispeling vyrus,” and a hungry Minotaur. At times The Well of Lost Plots seems to tread water, but Fforde’s inventiveness remains a bookworm’s delight. The highlight: a page-turning murder attempt on ”Wuthering Heights”’ Heathcliff.

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