My 2nd foray into Jasper Fforde's insanely delightful, imaginative book world ended up being the 3rd book in the series. (The 2nd book wasn't among the $5.99 bargains at Benjamin Books, but the 3rd and the 4th ones were.)
Grown at least slightly accustomed to the bizarre-ness of Fforde's fiction, I was worried that this book would be slightly boring, or simply old tricks beneath a new cover. Happily, this is not true!
The Well of Lost Plots combines a plethora of English Lit. classics, including:
- Wuthering Heights
- Alice In Wonderland
- Great Expectations
- The Mill on the Floss
- Sir John Falstaff
- Ms. Havisham
- Mr. Toad (from Wind and the Willows)
- Beatrice and Benedict
I am going to start recommending that every English Lit. grad add the Jasper Fforde series to their post-grad reading list as a means of entertaining --"silly reading for smart people" as the back cover review puts it.
3.5 / 5 stars for this lovely book.