Thursday, January 29, 2009

Category 1, Book 1: Award Winners - The Well of Lost Plots

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
999 Challenge Category: Award Winners

If you haven't read the other books in the Thursday Next series, this contains ***spoilers*** for the first two books.

Hiding out from the Goliath Corporation in the Well of Lost Plots, Thursday has entered the Character Exchange Program in a never-will-be-published mystery featuring Jack Spratt. She's replacing a character named Mary who has primarily served as a prop so other characters can explain what's going on to the readers. Aornis is still dangerously able to make Thursday forget her eradicated husband, Landon, and Miss Haversham is prepping Thursday to take the test to enter Jurisfiction.

Most of the events that The Well of Lost Plots is concerned with takes place in the Book World. We find out more about the history and politics going on in Jurisfiction, and nothing really moves forward on the Outside. The footnoterphone is back, complete with junkfootnotes. This one was more fanciful than the first two, and didn't hold up as well for me. Still, an enjoyable read. 4.5 stars.

Cross-posted at the 999 Challenge.

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