19 March 2007

Book Banter -- Well of Lost Plots

Title: The Well of Lost Plots
Author: Jasper Fforde
Length: ~350 pages
Genre: detective/sci-fi/comedy
Special Agent Thursday Next goes to hide out in the BookWorld as a seemingly safe place to spend her pregnancy. Once there, she continues her training as a Jurisfiction agent. But with the pending release of the new UltraWord book system, Thursday discovers that all is not well in BookWorld and someone could be out to get her.
Banter Points: Fforde continues with his well-versed literary puns and jokes. For well-versed readers, these books are a treat as he pulls in characters like Beatrice and Benedict, the Triffids, the Minotaur and others.
Bummer Points: The ending. Fforde seemed to run out of steam and instead of showing the ending, told the reader what happened.
Word Nerd recommendation: If you are looking for something smartly funny, this series is a winner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To be honest, that's what I thought of this book as well. I enjoyed it the whole way through, until the end. I was so disappointed that I haven't picked up the next book yet. Maybe I should anyway, since I do like Fforde's work...