His father was a prominent economist, while his mother did charity work and was a passionate reader. I really liked this one - it was funny (not in an annoying slapstick way) and had a very interesting, well thought out world. So happy to be slow to the party with this one, which is odd because I loooove Jasper Fforde and all his books. We’d love your help. Paperback: Shades of Grey is an unexpectedly devastating book. What the world needs is more healthy relationships. 2 & 3 in the projected series have come out, then take yourself off to a beach or a comfy sofa somewhere for the weekend and just blow through them all in one great binge, because it will take so much concentration and devotion to keep up with the stunning intricacies of Fforde's latest that it's wasted effort not to just immerse for a bit.
where this was chosen. Welcome back. Beyond the book | Book Summary. Trust me, I've read everything he's written, and despite my usual sense of trepidation when faced with a new. (Seriously.) Id planned for myself Id hoped to marry into the Oxbloods and He leaves his readers eager to return to the dystopian world he has created if for no other reason than to satisfy their curiosity about how such a warped society arose in the first place. I have a sneaking regard for yellow as a coquettish mistress. Author Bio, First Published: Together, they engage in dangerous revolutionary talk. Eddie, who works for the Color Control Agency, might well have lived out his rose-tinted life without a hitch. Although it would be nice if Fforde wrote some more books in this series, I think his time might be better spent on other novels for variety. A happy accident... my book club was reading "50 Shades of Gray," and it just so happens that I missed the gathering (sorry, gals!) Fifty Shades of Grey study guide contains a biography of E L James, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
To see what your friends thought of this book, I didn't know this book was part of a series before I read it, and I'm glad it works well on its own. Just $12 for 3 months or Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds.
However, this book just ends. Another superb novel by one of the best writers "that not everybody reads" working in speculative fiction. Are these books a Ffordian joke or actually planned? Full access is for members only.
5.0 stars. I listened to this as an audiobook just recently, and I was absolutely blown away by it. I am continually impressed by Fforde's imagination, writing and his supreme talent for incorporating both well known and obscure references to literature and pop culture. This was really, really good, and really, really weird. While the young Fforde liked to watch Monty Python, he was particularly influenced by a commercial he saw for milk starring the actor Roger Moore.
2 & 3 in the projected series have come out, then take yourself off to a beach or a comfy sofa somewhere for the weekend and just blow through them all in one great binge, because it will take so much concentration and devotion to keep up with the stunning intricacies of Fforde's latest that it's wasted effort not to just immerse for a bit. It's fairly obvious from reading the story that a follow on book was meant to be written. mandatory. I would drown in under a minute, which was
So instead Jasper Fforde has a hit with this new series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
More books by Jasper Fforde the world of Shades of Grey is a nightmarish dystopia: a ruthless totalitarian regime that destroys all individualistic spirit, all creativity and ambiguity and questioning of authority; a monstrous government that divides its citizens into color-stratified class/caste systems that is based upon the inherent physical deficiencies of its populace; a place with no love and where death is the end result for the underdog and misfit. The town of Lincoln in England produced cloth in medieval times and their green dye was famous for its colour. Eddie Russett is the main character in this venture, a character embedded in the unbelievably complex world of Chromatacia--a version of our world that is something like a cross between Ayn Rand's Anthem and the opening sequences of the Wizard of Oz.
I've been on a dystopian kick over the last several months, and it was interesting to read this one so soon after, This is my second attempt to read this book. See all 14 questions about Shades of Grey…, Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde - 4 Stars. Speculative, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alt. [to oppose the society/government that artificially maintains the divides between those who can see and those who can't. join their dynastic string empire. Can you continue the books and tell us more on the other Grey children Elliot and Kate's story and Mia and Kate's brother story? Spoons!!! In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color - but no other. anyone with a warped sense of humor who also enjoys dystopian novels.
Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their's, Jasper started writing in 1988, and spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd. inter-Collective travel. Eddie's world wasn't always like this. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That would be so cool. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published So, I’ll say just three specific things: 1.
Although it would be nice if Fforde wrote some m. I didn't know this book was part of a series before I read it, and I'm glad it works well on its own.
I’m going to be very aware if I use the phrase “you know” and will try to avoid doing so, 3. page 79: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't". And I am so glad I did!
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