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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 me say this instead It’s funny without being goofy It’s clever without being pretentious It’s original without being desperate Its mysterious without being willfully obtuse Best of all this story has an ele

  2. says:

    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 reading expe

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Don't read this book Seriously Wait until nos 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

  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 impr

  7. says:

    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 Chromatoc

  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 reall

  9. says:

    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 My

  10. says:

    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 we

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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. 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 new series based in a future world that arose from the ashes of ours and in which every person s status in society is based on the portion of color spectrum that they can see Throw in such off the wall details like giant swan attacks a Rule against using the number between 72 and 74 and how ownership of a spoon is a status symbol It is smart funny and very well written HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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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.. 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 Mystery as we re never told by the author what happened to the world just that the characters live in a place post Epiphany as they call it Their world is heavily stratified by colour Each character has a colour last name and can only see colours in that colour family eg red russet and others in the red family Also while surrounded by the detritus of a pre Epiphany world the characters are largely ignorant of the meanings and use of these items and have a limited education system as well reinforcing the ignorance There is so much terrific detail about the chromatic hierarchy and the nasty beliefs about those below one s strata or outside the colour strata and many other things like spoons that make a many layered background to this story And the author covers a lot of this before the action really gets going in the story Main character Eddie Russet and his father Holden have arrived in East Carmine for a month Eddie has a nonsensical task to complete while in the town there is much that is nonsensical and ridiculous about all the characters lives and habits Eddie uickly becomes acuainted with Tommo a con man the Yellow Prefect s bully son Cortland and Jane a Grey whom Eddie is fascinated with despite Jane s verbal and physical propensity for violence Eddie also is half promised to Constance Oxblood in marriage in his hometown Members in each strata must marry at least within their class though would love to marry above provided the colours are not complementary Regardless he remains fascinated with Jane and becomes involved with activities in the town The whole time the author builds the mystery and some dread as odd happenings occur and uestions are actively discouraged And while there are little moments of humour this isn t a particularly humorous story There are bad things happening in the town and in the society and Jasper Fforde takes much of the almost 400 page story to explain and then the book ends There is so much left to happen and I m not sure when the author will provide another instalmentOne other thing I listened to the audiobook John Lee narrates and I kept expecting him to say Breach as I was reminded of bits of China Mieville s The City and the City while listening to this book Reviving the Broken Marionette 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 Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America certainties reduce themselves to shades of grey Part satire part romance part revolutionary thriller this is the new world from the A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, creative and Look Again comic genius of Jasper Fforde.. 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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. 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 reading experience as it s a dystopian read I m not a fan of the dystopian genre Fforde s book is the exception to my rule I suspect his plentiful humor played largely into making the experience a pleasant one Most dystopian books are missing humor I suspect if humor was a common thread in this genre though I might have another opinion on itMaybe all you 50 Shades of Gray readers were reading the wrong book Maaaaaybe you should ve read this one instead Spark (Stronger, creator of Thursday Next Jasper Fforde As long as anyone Wonder Woman and Philosophy 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 Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung cure illness to a social hierarchy based Shades of PDFEPUBupon one's limited Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, color perception society is dominated by Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar color In this world you are what you Absolute Banking English can see Young Eddie Russett has no ambition to be anything other. A happy accident my book Jewish Life completely expected to despise the reading experience as it s a dystopian read I m not a fan of the dystopian genre Fforde s book is the exception to my rule I suspect his plentiful humor played largely into making the experience a pleasant one Most dystopian books are missing humor I suspect if humor was a Sex Toys 101 common thread in this genre though I might have another opinion on itMaybe all you 50 Shades of Gray readers were reading the wrong book Maaaaaybe you should ve read this one instead

  • ebook
  • 400
  • Shades of Grey
  • Jasper Fforde
  • English
  • 21 September 2017
  • 9781101159651