Thursday, November 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday!

Meme hosted by Melissa My World in Words and Pages. It's about books that are already on the shelves and are waiting to be read. Go to her website to join in!

This weeks submission:

Shades of Grey
by Jasper Fforde
Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color—but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything in between are all just shades of grey, and must be colorized by artificial means. 
Eddie's world wasn't always like this. There's evidence of a never-discussed disaster and now, many years later, technology is poor, news sporadic, the notion of change abhorrent, and nighttime is terrifying: no one can see in the dark. Everyone abides by a bizarre regime of rules and regulations, a system of merits and demerits, where punishment can result in permanent expulsion. 
Eddie, who works for the Color Control Agency, might well have lived out his rose-tinted life without a hitch. But that changes when he becomes smitten with Jane, a Grey Nightseer from the dark, unlit side of the village. She shows Eddie that all is not well with the world he thinks is just and good. Together, they engage in dangerous revolutionary talk. 
Stunningly imaginative, very funny, tightly plotted, and with sly satirical digs at our own society, this novel is for those who loved Thursday Nextbut want to be transported somewhere equally wild, only darker; a world where the black and white of moral standpoints have been reduced to shades of grey.
No, not THAT Shades of Grey book... LOL but one by an author I got to know by reading his Thursday Next novels (which I am behind and need to catch up). I enjoy his wit and creativity and this has to do with color! Gotta find out what is going on! 

So, what is on your tbr you need to get to this week?

13 comments:

  1. This is a different type of book from the Thursday Next series - still ridiculous sublime but much more dystopia. It's a great story and will make you want to start hoarding spoons! Great choice - and I love that cover. Not seen it before...

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    1. Oh sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading it. :) Btw, my book has this cover. I'll have to check out the other covers, I'm curious.

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  2. I maybe need to try another book by this author even if I was disappointed by the one I read.

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    1. I couldn't get into his nursery rhyme mysteries, but might try it again later. You might like the Thursday Next ones...

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  3. Sounds different from your usual type of read, I'm looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts on this.

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    1. You could try the Tuesday Next series. You might like it.

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  4. I need to catch up on Thursday too, way behind

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  5. I have a couple of the Thursday books and I need to find time for them. This guy is a brilliant author I should check out Tuesday Next!

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  6. There are seriously 2395820947209452 books that have Shades of Grey or something similar as a title. Okay. Perhaps that number is a slight exaggeration, but I can't keep them all straight:) You can't really go wrong with an author that shows a great deal of wit and creativity, I'll have to check this one out!

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  7. I never read the Thursday Next novels. I actually haven't heard much about them.

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  8. This sounds crazy weird, but very cool! I haven't heard of this author I don't think.

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  9. This sounds really unique. I am embarrassed about how many books are on my shelf. If you guys wouldn't keep finding such great books.....but I really don't mind :)

    Heather

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  10. Oh thank you, thank you for joining in on this post. :) And I've heard good things of this author. Hope you enjoy when you get to it. :)

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