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Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey (Paperback)

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Hundreds of years in the future, after the Something that Happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour. Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder by marriage to Constance Oxblood. 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. For Eddie, it's love at first sight. But his infatuation will lead him to discover that all is not as it seems in a world where everything that looks black and white is really shades of grey ...If George Orwell had tripped over a paint pot or Douglas Adams favoured colour swatches instead of towels ...neither of them would have come up with anything as eccentrically brilliant as Shades of Grey.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 06/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9780340963050  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

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I’d not read any Jasper Fforde before but boy was I missing out! This spooky tale of sex, conspiracy and colour perception really is quite thrilling. Watertight plotting, an intricately imagined world, funny and wholly satisfying, everything here is pitched perfectly, no matter how bizarre or morally suspect. Shame though that we have to wait until 2013 for the next instalment. I’ll just have to work my way through Fforde’s other meta-fictions in the meantime. - Benjamin

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 21/03/2012

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