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  1. says:

    I listened to this as an audiobook just recently and I was absolutely blown away by itThat said I don’t know how I’d describe the entirety of it to someone If I were to summarize it it would sound well kinda dumb Let m

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    A happy accident my book club was reading 50 Shades of Gray and it just so happens that I missed the gathering sorry gals where this was chosen With that 50 left off the title and another incarnation of gray specifically grey I reuested the wrong book from the library I'm so very happy I did It's probably one of THE most imaginative books I've read in a very long while I enjoyed it immensely I completely expected to despise the r

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    the world of Shades of Grey is a nightmarish dystopia a ruthless totalitarian regime that destroys all individualistic spirit all creativity and ambiguity and uestioning of authority; a monstrous government that divides its citizens into color stratified classcaste 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 mis

  4. says:

    Don't read this book Seriously Wait until nos 2 3 in the projected series have come out then take yourself off t

  5. says:

    Note to my mother NOT THE SAME SHADES OF GREY

  6. says:

    50 stars Another superb novel by one of the best writers that not everybody reads working in speculative fiction 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 cultureWith this novel Fforde begins a

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    Fforde is a satiric word weaver and I always look forward to reading whatever he pumps out Thursday Next is my literary hero and whi

  8. says:

    I've been on a dystopian kick over the last several months and it was interesting to read this one so soon after Brave New World; Jasper Fforde offers up some similar ideas but approaches the concept of a totalitarian future society from the same skewed perspective he brought to the Thursday Next series That said I didn't always find this a fun read I might blame it on fatigue but I found the first half of this one really slow going It t

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    This is my second attempt to read this book I think I struggled my first time as I think I expected something kind of silly like the Thursday Next or the Nursery Crime series While this book certainly has a number of silly elements this is also a book I found had an underlying sense of dread and real mystery Myst

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    Surely there's to writing a book than simply having a good idea?This book is based on a good idea but it reads like it was written by a computer programme and commissioned by that bloke in Marketing who seems to have a new car every other monthIt's so damn clunky The sentences are twistier than a twisty thing the narrative structure was arrived at using one of those foldy paper fingers things and the jokes were designed by the sa

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Free read Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Jasper Fforde

Ait to display in a society that demands total conformity gets the better of Eddie who beings to wonder Why are there not enough spoons to go around Why is everything and everyone barcoded What happened to all the people who never returned from High Saffron And why when you begin to uestion the world around you do black and white certainties reduce themselves to shades of grey Part satire part romance part revolutionary thriller this is the new world from the creative and comic genius of Jasper Fforde.. Fforde is a satiric word weaver and I always look forward to reading whatever he pumps out Thursday Next is my literary hero and while the Nursery Crime books weren t up to snuff they weren t bad just not as interesting as a dashing cheese smuggling book jumperShades of Grey is the beginning of a new dystopian trilogy situated in Chromatocia a world ruled by the Colortocracy where color perception has faded and social hierarchy is determined by what colors you can see Edward Russet the narrator is sent to the Outer Fringes to survey the ratio of chairs to citizens as punishment for a mischievous prank He uickly discovers that the inviolate rules his society is based on are written on rubber paper at times and that his formerly rigid acceptance leads to people in high places getting pretty peeved at him Enough to commitmurderRusset meets Jane Grey a servant with a cute nose mention its cuteness at the risk of having your eyebrows ripped off who has anti Colortocracy leanings and is designated for Reboot where all unruly citizens go for re education and re assignment Although Russet is already half engaged to a cold fish back at home he promptly falls in love with Grey despite that she threatens to break his jaw or leg and likes to feed him to carnivorous plants whenever convenientThe bildungsroman element in the book comes to a head near the end with a uest and a test that lead to uestions than they answerThere is one All Important uestion that will be answered by the end of the bookWhere have all the spoons goneThis novel was a slow read at first Fforde takes time to craft his universes but tends to set his readers down in the middle of things at the beginning so it took a bit to soak up enough information before the Colortocracy organization made sense Once everything clicked though I couldn t put the book down The final pages were all action and social un niceties the kind of whirlwind ending that makes you long for the seuel in your hands so you can keep the story going and won t have to stop for a year or so Ah well Re reading potential highA sneak peak from one of the last pagesVolume 2 will be titled Painting by NumbersVolume 3 will be Gordini ProtocolsUpdateNo word yet on when Painting by Numbers will be released but a preuel titled 7 Things to do before you die in Talgarth was announced November 2014 on Fforde s Next Book page

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An astonishing hotly anticipated new novel from the great literary fantasist and creator of Thursday Next Jasper Fforde As long as anyone can remember society has been ruled by a Colortocracy From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green to the healing hues viewed to cure illness to a social hierarchy based Shades of PDFEPUBupon one's limited color perception society is dominated by color In this world you are what you can see Young Eddie Russett has no ambition to be anything other. the world of Shades of Grey is a nightmarish dystopia a ruthless totalitarian regime that destroys all individualistic spirit all creativity and ambiguity and uestioning of authority a monstrous government that divides its citizens into color stratified classcaste 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 misfitsounds pretty bleak right well dear reader think again this rather amazing novel is as light and airy as a souffle a real pleasure to consume from beginning to end i was smiling constantly and laughing out loud nearly as often the tone is brisk and drily amusing the plot and the various details of our young hero s travails are wonderfully absurd the punishment for his past cheekiness is to conduct a Chair Census he must beware deadly carnivorous swans and mega fauna his greatest ambition is to be the head of a String Factory upstairs from him and his dad lives the Apocryphal Man an historian the state has deemed does not exist and so is free to wander around naked stealing food muttering terrifying truths yet remaining unmolested the love of his life is mean Jane a Grey the lowest caste a rebel with a cause who does not hesitate to punish him drastically and physically whenever he gets in her waythe writing itself is splendid Fforde is a deadpan and satirical author with a perfect grasp of what to show what to tell what to keep hidden and what to save for an exciting climax i was reminded of a couple things when reading this book the eually absurd and distinctly provincial post apocalyptic settings of Dick s Dr Bloodmoney and especially the delightful skewerings of english village life within the Mapp Lucia series of EF Benson much like the latter the humor within Shades of Grey is derived almost entirely from the Comedy of Manners a Post Apocalyptic Comedy of Manners set within a Provincial Dystopic Colortocracy how s that for originalbest of all for me at least this wonderful novel does not have a genuinely cynical bone in its body yes it skewers hypocrisy and stupidity in the most cutting way yes it is about a vicious cruel future but it also believes in investing its hero and heroine with the power to change themselves to fall in love to try to bravely risk changing the world around them and it portrays all of the good and all of the bad with the lightest most charming of touches i am really looking forward to the seuel

Free read Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Jasper Fforde

Than a loyal drone of the Collective With his better than average red perception he could well marry Constance Oxblood and inherit the string works he may even have enough red perception to make prefect For Eddie life looks colorful Life looks good But everything changes when he moves with his father a respected swatchman to East Carmine There he falls in love with a Grey named Jane who opens his eyes to the painful truth behind his seemingly perfect rigidly controlled society Curiosity a dangerous tr. Note to my mother NOT THE SAME SHADES OF GREY