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The Well of Lost Plots

por Jasper Fforde

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Séries: Thursday Next (3)

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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is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'.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'. In the words of one critic: 'Don't ask. Just read it.'… (mais)
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Still enjoying this series but I think this might have been my least favorite so far. I will read the next book and still like Thursday Next a whole bunch. One of my favorite characters in a fantasy series.

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  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is the third in the Thursday Next series and I found it tough finding my bearings not having read the previous two. Fforde has obviously created a world in the first two and it was confusing coming in cold. While Fforde's world is full of fun nuggets and clever winks to classic literature, I found that he often overdoes it, to the detriment of the plot (ironically) and to the characters whom I found rather flat and static. I often found my interest waning.
Certainly original but too lengthy and convoluted. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Sep 15, 2023 |
The Didius Falco series was so entertaining on audio that I thought I'd try a Thursday Next. Not so wonderful to listen to. Part of the problem was that I left the speed on neutral; when I turned it up just to 110% it went much better, but still it wasn't the right book for the medium. Oh well. Lots of cute names, a serious threat to reading averted (very like the restrictions on ebooks instituted by publishers for libraries, as it happens), but it took too long to listen to. I'm sure I could have read it in text in a third the time. ( )
  ffortsa | Jul 4, 2023 |
(AUDIO), book 3 of the series. In this one, Thursday is becoming a full-on agent in Jursifiction, her mentor is Mrs. Havisham, she's pregnant, her husband has been eradicated when he was 2, she's living in an unread book, and helping deal with some corporate shenanigans with the impending release of BOOK version 9, the operating system that runs all books. To say nothing of the protests that the Nursery Rhyme characters are having in support of better working conditions. As usually a very fun, and funny read. ( )
  mahsdad | Jun 30, 2023 |
After what is (according to Goodreads) my 3rd reading of this book, I'm pretty sure it is actually my favourite of the series. Thursday takes refuge in the Well of Lost Plots, which is sort of hard to explain but it's where fiction goes to be born and to die. She interacts with Generics--fictional characters under development--and Jurisfiction agents both human and fictional. Her personal priority is to remove a mindworm that is causing her to forget her eradicated husband, and her professional mission is to find out what is wrong with UltraWord, the new fiction reading system, and solve several high-profile murders. As usual, Fforde tells this story with absurd imagination and a healthy dose of social commentary. I believe this rounds out the initial trilogy quite nicely--my memory is that the series sort of declines a bit in subsequent volumes, but that might just be Aornis Hades, messing with my mind. ( )
  karenchase | Jun 14, 2023 |
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In Lost in a Good Book and The Well of Lost Plots, Fforde gets a bit bogged down in all the details of the fictional universe.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarYale Review, David Galef (Oct 1, 2008)
 
Fforde's third novel featuring English sleuth Thursday Next is an interesting, enjoyable mix of detective story, fantasy, and literature.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarSchool Library Journal, Ted Westervelt (Jun 1, 2004)
 
Like anchovies, Wagner, and Helmut Newton: will greatly appeal to people with unusual tastes--and befuddle everyone else.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarKirkus Reviews (Feb 23, 2004)
 
Fforde has settled comfortably into series mode, producing another fun romp in an alternate universe where books are more real than reality.
adicionada por Katya0133 | editarLibrary Journal, Devon Thomas (Jan 15, 2004)
 
Fforde's sidesplitting sendup of an increasingly antibookish society is a sheer joy.
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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'. In the words of one critic: 'Don't ask. Just read it.'

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