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. Read an interview with jasper fforde about shades of grey. 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. There are few authors i idolise as much as jasper fforde, the man who brought us, jurisfiction, the chronoguard, full bodycontact croquet and the. Hello and welcome to the shades of grey section of the website. If you like jasper fforde books, youll love terry pratchett. Jane and eddie wont be born for another seven hundred years, but theres still a lot of fun to be had. Yes, more books are planned, but whether any and if so how many will actually be written seems to be unclear at this point. Here, in author jasper ffordes 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. Shades of grey ii either a prequel that takes place before the. Welcome to the website this is the overview of my books so far.
Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the number one sunday times bestseller one of our. Shades of grey features many of the elements that make fforde such a delightful and enriching read. Shades of grey ii either a prequel that takes place before the something that happened or well just carry on straight after eddies marriage. It is inevitable that jasper fforde will one day write a book that does not crackle with brilliant invention, but this isnt it. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde thursday next series.
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 ffordes books are more than an ingenious idea. Shades of grey is the kind of book that you know you will read again because, just like the discworld novels of terry pratchett. Fforde and his four siblings were raised in london and wales. Thursday next is my literary hero, and while the nursery crime books werent up to snuff, they. 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.
Jasper fforde was an enthusiastic member of the film industry for nineteen years before being published. Jasper fforde returns with new rich, dark novel the. 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. The colour values as described in the book supposedly come from the munsell color.
Then in may 2016, fforde replied to a comment on the guardian saying. Jasper fforde s shades of grey surprised the hell out of me. Fair warning, though, all of his books are exceedingly british, and shades of grey is about as british as a book can be. Jasper ffordes shades of grey surprised the hell out of me. Ffordes first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. Ive just finished a rather remarkable book, shades of grey by jasper fforde. 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. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde. Shades of grey is set in a postcatastrophe world that is rulebound, respectable and very 1950s. 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.
Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next. The road to high saffron is a dystopian novel, the first in the shades of grey series by novelist jasper fforde. This is a chronological order of updatement and a few press releases. Sign me up to get more news about literary fiction books. I finished reading the thursday next series by jasper fforde a while ago and i thought it was brilliant. Lost in a good book may be a painful rite of passage for a linear thinker. Check out the bestiary section with illustrations of animals from chromatacia. Ive been working with color for almost 60 years, and yet marvel at the world fforde has spun out of everyday color theory. You can have a look at a potted precis of the books. After five novels set in nexts literaturemad world, chasing charles dickens and arthur conan doyles characters in and out of their venerable stories, fforde is starting a new series in a different alternate history, or perhaps future. 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.
More of this soon the fforde grand central page is probably the best place to start to explore, but the index also covers most things. Author of the new york times bestselling thursday next and nursery crime series. British author jasper fforde scored a comic hit with his first published novel, 2001s the eyre affair, which introduced the detective thursday next. But due to my ffandom, i figured it would be worth giving the book another try as an audiobook. Unfortunately, jasper is so busy with various other books the next shades of grey is not going to be published until 20 all i can ask is why so long.
His father was a prominent economist, while his mother did charity work and was a passionate reader. 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. Thursday next herself being in the literary detective division of special operations at starts the series by looking into who has stole a manuscript and killed one of the characters in it, changing the story forever. Full of brilliantly inventive wordplay and quirky fabrications mail on sundaythis colourcoded world of blackandwhite regulations and heirachies is created with spry invention and wit daily mailfans of the late douglas adams or, even, monty python, will feel at home with fforde heraldshades of grey has something of a flavour of terry gilliams brazil. I would knock down my own grandmother if she stood between me and a new jasper fforde novel. When i met jasper fforde, he was promoting his shades of grey novel. The next published book will be early riser, a standalone set in a world in which humans have always hibernated. Full of colourful characters and amusingly bizarre plot twists. It is remarkably creative, imaginary and a masterpiece full of fun and breathtaking revelations that takes place three months after the end of the eyre affair. Shades of grey by jasper fforde pdf free download ebook. Fforde is known mainly for his thursday next novels. Shades of grey by jasper fforde in epub, fb3, txt download ebook.
Jasper fforde, best known for his adventures of literary detective thursday next in the surreal book world and the only slightly less surreal. 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 and the boundry between utopia. 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. Henry kissingers approach to american foreign policy continues to be a subject of. Ill be working on this in 2020 and am not sure how long it will take to write. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Branching off from the thursday next series, whilst being set within the same universe, this novel was originally published in 2005 on the 1st of january through the penguin publishing house. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series and shades of grey.
Hodders jasper fforde has returned with a new novel, early riser, which sees 99. This is the second book in the thursday next series by jasper fforde. If you thought the thursday next books were weird, you aint seen nuthin yet. Jasper ffordes website, is a great place to visit while reading this book for a whoswho and a whatswhat. 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.
Shades of grey is a dystopic fantasy novel by jasper fforde. And in the gallery you will find pictures of people proudly holding their spoons. The novel is set on chromatacia a society regulated on ones perception of color. Shades of grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. His thursday next books won over many readers precisely by their offkilter, pythonesque charm, and shades of grey, while not laughoutloud. Over the years ive read a number of jasper ffordes books. Jasper fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the new york times bestseller list with the eyre affair in 2002. I dont know how to describe it well the book only takes place over the course of four days, and theres a lot of. Shades of grey by jasper fforde books part fantasy, part dystopian, part satire, part scifi, part thriller, part romance, shades of grey is the first in a genredefying series by jasper fforde, where ones place in the social hierarchy is determined by. He says in another interview that he wrote half of book 2 first, then realised that he really needed to write about how eddie got to be a national colourman first and that is the basis. He didnt do a very good job, as he left me with the impression that it would be dull, compared with his previous work. The story takes place in chromatacia, an alternate version of the united kingdom wherein social class is determined by ones ability to perceive colour. Welcome to the jasper fforde website overview page.
Does jasper fforde intend a sequel to shades of grey. 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. See all 20 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Jasper fforde born 11 january 1961 is a british novelist. He is the author of the thursday next series, the nursery crimes series, and shades of grey. But fans of fforde, of whom there are many, may well find shades of greatness in shades of grey if not quite golden, then at least a pronounced yellowish colour. Jasper fforde shades of grey series science fiction. Can you tell ive had a lot of coffee before filming this. Iscriviti a prime ciao, accedi account e liste accedi account e liste resi e ordini iscriviti a prime carrello. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read shades of grey. Continuing to write, there is plenty more on the horizon for jasper fforde as a writer, as he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. But his web site has no sign of a sequel, and his forthcoming book begins a new series. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by.1632 1230 1620 721 81 1452 1097 1276 1275 301 594 671 1381 1344 1314 578 532 614 1604 1087 370 196 777 906 489 800 1486 390 564 1378