Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Well of Lost Plots

The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next, #3)The Well of Lost Plots – Jaspier Fforde
Evan’s ESS = 10 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = out of 10
Content = PG-13 (Adult Content, Violence, Adjectivores, Memory Loss, Generics)

“Fiction wouldn’t be much fun without its fair share of scoundrels, and they have to live somewhere.”

Why: If we’re being completely forthright, our recent Jaspier Fforde review binge is owed to our desire to review this particular book.  Get ready for the love fest people!

After taking refuge within an obscure, unpublished detective novel titled Caversham Heights, Thursday Next must adjust to her knew existence.  For starters, she must carefully establish herself within the novel without disrupting the narrative.  She also has responsibilities as a probationary Jurisfiction agent and is forced to stand trial for her role in the controversial Jane Eyre plot alteration.   To make matters even more confusing, she’s pregnant by a husband who never existed.   Oh, and her mobilefootnoterphone keeps picking up spam messages that detail the plot of Anna Karenina.  In all the chaos, the chances of Thursday discovering the truth behind the sequence of BookWorld murders seems highly unlikely.     

Initiating love fest in 3... 2... 1... We (Evan) loved this novel!  The Well of Lost Plots is located entirely within the world of books.  The plot was easily the most suspenseful of the series and the anger management counseling scene involving the characters from Wuthering Heights could stand as the most hilarious in all of literature.  We loved the creativeness and depth of the underground book world and have come to loath the illegal selling of secondary characters and unauthorized plot devices.

The BookWorld was filled with concepts and characters that tickled our bookish senses.  There were a whole host (pun intended) of Grammasites, which are parasite that lives in books and feed on grammar.  Adjectivores are particularly dangerous as they drain all the description from an object.  Nasty little buggers.   We also came in contact with a great number of famous characters like Uriah Heap, clones of Mrs. Danvers, Mr. Toad, and the entire cast of Wuthering Heights.  It should be noted that Heathcliff was nomination for Most Troubled Romantic Lead at the 923rd BookWorld awards (or Bookies).

What a great book.  What a great series.  We look forward to many more adoring Jaspier Fforde reviews.


  1. This is my favorite of the Thursday Next series, probably because so much of it takes place within BookWorld. Glad you liked it so much!

  2. Sounds amazing! I'm adding this one to my list.

  3. This sounds absolutely adorable! Thanks guys :)