The Well of Lost Plots is certainly deep. In fact, some literary scientists claim that it is actually “bigger than the internet”. Japser Fforde has denied this suggestion saying that it is only 385 pages long (U.K. paperback edition). Of course, reality has never limited Fforde, or Thursday Next…
Is this a plot for word play?
In this book, Thursday is swimming through an ocean of mutating plot lines, full of dangerously ironic characters and sharp word play. It is a sea of words that could spell the end of Thursday Next. That’s why we’re calling on all readers to throw Thursday a rescue line — a few words to pull her back from the novel’s edge. And in this case, as in all of Japser Fforde’s bookworld, nothing floats better than an invented word. Especially if it tied to the reader’s imagination with clever twist. So don’t just sit there. Start typing! Send Thursday a life-line. And win you an autographed copy of the book!
Rescue Thursday Next. Tell your story using “made-up words”. Go to:
https://www.verbotomy.com/verbotomy.php. Win a signed copy of Jasper Forde’s third Thursday Next novel, The Well of Lost Plots.
About the book: “The Well of Lost Plots”
It’s almost impossible to summarize the amazing adventures in which the beguiling (and confused) Ms Next becomes involved, but after she leaves Swindon (and her life inside an unpublished book called Caversham Heights), she becomes involved in the inauguration of a golden age of fictional narrative. But this turns out to be a very dangerous experience…
Reviews: “The Well of Lost Plots”
“This really is an incredibly imaginative and entertaining book that expands Fforde’s BookWorld to unbelievable proportions. It’s left me fervently hoping that there are more Thursday Next stories still to come.” amazon.com
“The novel is a treasure-trove of similar gems: sly little cracks that whiz past almost before you notice them. It is nonsense but, at its best, inspired nonsense…. There is a lightness in the execution which makes the comedy take wing… He is certainly a giggle-aloud author — a rare species.” Daily Telegraph
Invent some words and win a copy of The Well of Lost Plots at Verbotomy
Play Verbotomy. The top player of the week (who has not yet won a Fforde book) starting on October 5, 2009, will win a copy of the book!
Prize: Well of Lost Plots (Paperback) by Jasper Fforde (Approximate Retail Value: $15.00 US.)
Note: The book will be awarded to the Top Scoring Player who has not yet won a Jasper Fforde Book contest at Verbotomy.
Contest Start Date: October 5, 2009 at 12:01:00 am EDT
Contest End Date: October 11, 2009 at 11:59:00 pm EDT
For the Jasper Fforde: Well of Lost Plots weekly author ranking see: See: https://www.verbotomy.com/verbotomists.php?week=2009-10-5
For complete contest rules and regulations please see our Verbotomy Contest Rules and Regulations.