Apr 01, 2014 these are my spoilery thoughts on shades of grey. Jasper fforde was an enthusiastic member of the film industry for nineteen years before being published. Having since spent a summer holiday in the lake district, hooked on the book and bereft by the. Iscriviti a prime ciao, accedi account e liste accedi.
Buy shades of grey by jasper fforde from waterstones today. The thursday next series of which there are seven books, the nursery crime series two, the last dragonslayer, series three and the shades of grey series which is. Shades of grey is a dystopic fantasy novel by jasper fforde. Then in may 2016, fforde replied to a comment on the guardian saying. He has published two books in the loosely connected nursery crime series, and has published the first books of two additional independent series, the last dragonslayer and shades of grey.
The road to high saffron 2012, simply titled shades of grey originally is a dystopian novel, the first in the shades of grey series by novelist jasper fforde. A brilliantly funny and slightly bonkers new novel from. The thursday next series of which there are seven books, the nursery crime series two, the last dragonslayer, series three and the shades of grey series which is actually only one, so far. Fforde is known mainly for his thursday next novels. But i wouldnt be surprised if it turned out to be the fforde novel which stays in the mind longest and most intensely. Jasper is related through marriage to fellow novelist katie fforde. His novels include the happiest people in the world. This short film warns of the dangers of colour misuse. Jasper ffordes first novel to be published was the eyre affair, which was published in 2001.
Jasper fforde was born in london on january 11, 1961. Jasper fforde s latest book shades of grey is out in january 2010. Theres some new stuff and old stuff, including a neverbeforeseen deleted scene from shades of grey. Shades of grey is the first book in a series, and while fforde brings this novel to a satisfying conclusion, he by no means answers all the questions he raises. Here, in author jasper fforde s england of 1985, people keep dodo birds as pets, a special police unit drives stakes through vampires hearts, tunbridge wells has been given over to russia in war reparations, london to sydney travel time is 40 minutes by gravitube through the earths center, air travel is by lighter. Having read all the thursday next and nursery crime books by jasper fforde, and early riser, i thought id have a go at shades of grey too. Jasper fforde has 34 books on goodreads with 744434 ratings.
Brock clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, the price of the haircut. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read shades of grey. The road to high saffron is a dystopian novel, the first in the shades of grey series by novelist jasper fforde. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series, and shades of grey. Ive been looking forward to shades of grey for months now and the day i bought it was made even more special in that i was lucky enough to attend a reading and book signing of his. This was to start a trend in his work for the fantastical and funny that has been integrated into his work throughout much of his career. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading shades of grey. Imagine a black and white world where colour is a commodity. Jasper ffordes shades of grey surprised the hell out of me. The novel was rejected 76 times before finally being sold. Hello and welcome to the shades of grey section of the website. Ill be working on this in 2020 and am not sure how long it will take to write. While there is humor, the story becomes darker, the characters more intense, the.
But due to my ffandom, i figured it would be worth giving the book another try as an audiobook. Shades of grey is not an easy novel to get through, by far the most difficult jasper fforde ive read so far. It is impossible to mention the best jasper fforde books without talking about the eyre affair. Jasper fforde, best known for the adventures of literary detective thursday next in the surreal book world, talks to sarah crown about his new novel shades of grey. Shades of grey is an unexpectedly devastating book.
For those that know jasper fforde, through either the thursday next or nursery crime novels, this is a step into another one of his incredibly imaginative worlds. Fforde s latest, early riser, is a standalone novel. Yes, by simply downloading a signed frontispiece and uploading it to your ereader of choice, your shiny gizmo will be officially signed for the shades of grey. Shades of grey ii either a prequel that takes place before the something that happened or well just carry on straight after eddies marriage. Dec 20, 2015 shades of grey by jasper fforde in epub, fb3, txt download e book. The novel shades of grey has a subtitle, the road to high saffron, though neither the us nor the uk editions include that on the cover. First in a series of three shades of grey peril infogandas. Shades of grey takes place in an absurd dystopia that resembles a mix of brave new world, kafka, and monty python. Just send us an email and well put the best up on the site.
Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, shades of grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. Readalikes for jasper fforde if you like jasper fforde. Jasper fforde talks about the new thursday next book. To view some of the colours featured in the book, click here. When i met jasper fforde, he was promoting his shades of grey novel. Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next special page next book well, im sort of feeling a little embarrassed what with my recent creative hiatus, from which i now seem to be emerging. Jasper fforde s shades of grey is out in january 2010. I would love to hear what you guys have to say in the comments in response to my. Richard wilkinson has a question about that other book about shades of grey. Can you tell ive had a lot of coffee before filming this. Get your ereaderkindlenook signed with this probably unique jasper fforde service. Jan 06, 2011 buy shades of grey first thus by jasper fforde isbn. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series and shades of grey.
The story takes place in chromatacia, an alternate version of the united kingdom wherein social class is determined by ones ability to perceive colour. Jasper fforde s new novel has one of the highest, or narrowest, of concepts ive come across in a long time, and as a consequence falls somewhere between sharp. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jasper fforde s most popular book is the constant rabbit. Lost in a good book may be a painful rite of passage for a linear thinker. Jasper fforde has written several great literary works, with three popular series of books, standalone novels and short stories. Its well written and very readable as usual for fforde, and like most of his books its based around writing about fantasy dressed up as reallife. Mar 30, 2014 marchs novel for my genre exploration challenge. Fair warning, though, all of his books are exceedingly british, and shades of grey is about as british as a book can be.
Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde. If you thought the thursday next books were weird, you aint seen nuthin yet. For those of you in need of a diversion, jasper fforde is compiling a smorgasbord of old and new writings over at. Jasper fforde born 11 january 1961 is a british novelist. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde thursday next series. Fforde winningly mingles enforced orderliness with a brazilesque bureaucracy that spawns the highly regarded art of loopholery in order to get anything done. Sign me up to get more news about literary fiction books. The first edition of the novel was published in november 6th 2009, and was written by jasper fforde. I thought of renaming sofg forty nine fewer shades of grey to try and exploit the market, but we thought not. Here at fforde towers we have tried to put together a few ideas and images in order to give you an idea of how i came to write a book like this, what it means to me, and further discussions points.
Jun 17, 2017 when i met jasper fforde, he was promoting his shades of grey novel. Shades of grey by jasper fforde pdf free download ebook. Eddie russett is a red in a society run by a colortocracy. Iscriviti a prime ciao, accedi account e liste accedi account e liste resi e ordini iscriviti a prime carrello.
He didnt do a very good job, as he left me with the impression that it would be dull, compared with his previous work. Until he is sent to the outer fringes where he meets jane a lowly grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. However, his work can be summarized in the following best books. Shades of grey shades of grey, book 1 by jasper fforde. Does jasper fforde intend a sequel to shades of grey. Fforde and his four siblings were raised in london and wales. Jan 25, 2015 im a big fan of jasper ffordes imaginative works, but a few years ago when i attempted to read shades of grey, i couldnt finish it. However, it is quite difficult to describe the genre of the books a bit literature, scifi, fantasy and something in between and i find it hard to find.
From yateveo to bouncing goat, a few explanations to make you more confused. Overviewwelcome to the website who i am and what i do. Jasper fforde s new novel has one of the highest, or narrowest, of concepts ive come across in a long time, and. Jasper fforde, best known for his adventures of literary detective thursday next in the surreal book world and the only slightly less surreal swindon, talks to sarah crown about his new novel.
I dont know how to describe it well the book only takes place over the course of four days, and theres a lot of. The comingofage story and manicpixiedreamgirl romance dont need to be much more than icing on the cake to make shades of grey a fancifully satisfying concoction. His latest series is for young adults and include the last dragonslayer 2010, song of the quarkbeast 2011 and the eye of zoltar 20. Full of colourful characters and amusingly bizarre plot twists. Writing and publishing his first book, the eyre affair, in 2001, the writer jasper fforde made his debut on the literary scene with a good impact. Welcome to the jasper fforde website, and yes, jasper fforde is my real name.
But his web site has no sign of a sequel, and his forthcoming book begins a new series. Here at fforde towers we have tried to put together a few ideas and images in order to give you an idea of how i came to write a book like this, what it means to me, and further discussions points plus images, a movie or two and a bestiary. Shades of grey is a clever and enjoyable read sfx magazine there are distinct shades of orwells 1984daily express a brilliantly written book full of witticisms, wordplay and puns news of the world fforde s books are more than an ingenious idea. Jasper fforde gave up his career in the fim industry when his novel the eyre affair debuted on the new york times bestseller list in 2002. The novel is set on chromatacia a society regulated on ones perception of color. It was also the start of ffordes thursday next series. Nov 06, 2009 shades of grey is an unexpectedly devastating book. His father was a prominent economist, while his mother did charity work and was a passionate reader. Free download or read online shades of grey pdf epub book. Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next. Jasper fforde s shades of grey surprised the hell out of me. Fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001.
In january 2010 fforde published shades of grey, in which a fragmented society struggle to survive in a colourobsessed postapocalyptic landscape. Luckily, jasper fforde has an awesome primer on his book website to help keep things straight. Welcome to the jasper fforde website overview page. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. This inventive fantasy from bestseller fforde the eyre affair imagines a screwball future in which social castes and protocols are rigidly defined by acuteness of personal color perception. A prequel to shades of grey that is essentially a standalone set in the shades of grey world, two weeks before the something that happened, referred to in shades of grey. Jasper fforde webchat as it happened books the guardian. I finished reading the thursday next series by jasper fforde a while ago and i thought it was brilliant. He leaves his readers eager to return to the dystopian world he has created if for no other reason than to satisfy their curiosity about how such a warped society arose in the first place. Pdf shades of grey book by jasper fforde free download. Author of the new york times bestselling thursday next and nursery crime series, he says that writing is the same as filmmakingonly you do all the jobs, not just one.
Funny as hell, yes, but with a creeping sense of horrors lurking just beneath the surface, and when they strike, well, they were even more awful than id been anticipating. Hundreds of years in the future, after the something that happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Jane and eddie wont be born for another seven hundred years, but theres still a lot of fun to be had. An astonishing, hotly anticipated new novel from the great literary fantasist and creator of thursday next, jasper fforde.
Jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. Ive been working with color for almost 60 years, and yet marvel at the world fforde has spun out of everyday color theory. A novel by jasper fforde is about the eighth book ive read by this author so i was somewhat prepared for a number of the common themes of his work. While there is humor, the story becomes darker, the characters more intense, the world more strange and disturbing with each turn of the page. Jasper fforde on shades of grey books the guardian. Jasper fforde offers up some similar ideas but approaches the concept of a.1107 364 442 1004 1021 1023 1574 964 1448 1310 1189 348 533 1185 625 1354 1494 1470 1534 811 1347 805 1252 72 885 148 431 1525 246 850 143 412 1214 529 408 663 1444 459 1481 1234