The Well of Lost Plots
A Thursday Next novel, Book 3
From the dust jacket, “Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. After two rollicking New York Times-bestselling adventures through the Western literary canon, Britain’s Prose Resource Operative was literally and literaturally at her wit’s end – not to mention pregnant. So what could be more welcome that a restful stint in the Character Exchange Program down in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots?
“But a vacation remains elusive. In no time, Thursday discovers that the Well of Lost Plots is a veritable linguistic free-for-all where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in are scrapped for salvage. To top it off, a murderer is stalking Jursifiction personnel and nobody is safe, least of all Thursday herself.
“Once again, it’s up to the ever-resourceful gal detective to track down the killer, save her pulp novel-slash-temporary abode from being chucked into the Text Sea, and get back to her “real” life with her body (and memory, if it’s not too much to ask) intact.”
I enjoyed this book the 4th time around as I have the 1st time I read it years ago! It’s a bit crazy – no, make that a lot of crazy but, crazy-fun! I’ve never read Great Expectations, so I’m not familiar with Miss Havisham’s story line but in this book she is stern, yet kind; she is also a direct, no-nonsense speed demon who likes to take souped-up fictional vehicles into the real world and drive them faster than they’re designed to go. Also included in Thursday’s band of comrades are ibb and obb, two Generic Characters who stay with her while they attend school and gradually become fictional characters with personality. Thursday has a new nemesis, the sister of Hades from the first book. With a new villain there’s someone new for her to battle with – this time it’s a battle for Thursday’s sanity.
Rating 5 out of 5 paws because I laughed, I cried, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!