Shades of Grey
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 6 stycznia 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Phantastic in the best sense, greatly entertaining and some laugh out louds. Well done.
Will be desperately awaiting the release of the sequels. What an awesomely twisted book. Horrible but in that great dystopian way.
I really like Jasper Fforde. The universe he invented for this book was fascinating and delightful to read about. The plot was a little predictable, but you don't really read Fforde for the plot. This book is not as funny as the Thursday Next series, but it is, I think, a little more inventive.
3,5 stars.The idea for this book is great. It's the first dystopic novel I've read where the "before" isn't actually our world, but something else freaky and weird. And the actual world where the story takes place is... quite innovative. Unfortunately, this book didn't really "grab" me and I did hav...
This is the first book I read by this author, so I didn't know what to expect, but now I can say I was delighted. However, I would recommend to handle this story, especially its first half, with a fair amount of focus: the author hands out information about his world bits by bits, and one needs to b...