Review: The Well of Lost Plots

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The Well of Lost PlotsBook Review
3 of 5 stars to The Well of Lost Plots, the third thriller and mystery book in the “Thursday Next” series written in 2003 by Jasper Fforde. For those new to the series, it’s a detective story where crimes occur inside books, and real-life people can jump inside the book to fix the problem or solve the crime. In book 3, things take a bit of a turn… Thursday, the main investigator, needs some down time, and goes to the “Well of Lost Plots,” where unpublished books go to die. But crimes and murders start happening there too… and it’s confusing poor Thursday because she doesn’t understand who would care about a book that hasn’t been published yet having its story changed! (Not sure how I feel about that as a writer myself…) But then she’s trapped inside a story she doesn’t know much about. That can be scary. The series is complex, full of fantasy and drama you never quite understand. The concept of the well of lost plots is delicious, but it made things even more complicated. It was here that I decided to stop reading the series as it started going over my head a little bit. I felt silly and inept! I may go back soon to pick it up again, as I’ve never read another series of books like it… and this one takes the cake of all 3 I’ve read to date.

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6 thoughts on “Review: The Well of Lost Plots

    I LOVED this series when it first came out, but I fell behind after the 5th book. I need to start it again, but you’re definitely right about it being complicated. I have a feeling I’m going to have to go back to the beginning again.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 12, 2017 at 3:18 PM

      yes! just to learn all the new words and made up things that happen… we’d have to start from the beginning again. I feel the same way. I stopped at 3 but want to try again. It’s been a few years.

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    erinthedreamer said:
    May 13, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    I love this series, I think I took a break after this one too though. Jasper Ffordes mind doesn’t work like normal I think lol his other series are just as good and just as creative

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