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A happy accident my book club was reading 50 Shades of Gray, and it just so happens that I missed the gathering sorry, gals where this was chosen With that 50 left off the title and another incarnation of gray specifically grey , I requested the wrong book from the library I m so very happy I did It s probably one of THE most imaginative books I ve read in a very long while I enjoyed it immensely I completely expected to despise the reading experience as it s a dystopian read A happy accident my book club was reading 50 Shades of Gray, and it just so happens that I missed the gathering sorry, gals where this was chosen With that 50 left off the title and another incarnation of gray specifically grey , I requested the wrong book from the library I m so very happy I did It s probably one of THE most imaginative books I ve read in a very long while I enjoyed it immensely I completely expected to despise the reading experience as it s a dystopian read I m not a fan of the dystopian genre Fforde s book is the exception to my rule I suspect his plentiful humor played largely into making the experience a pleasant one Most dystopian books are missing humor I suspect if humor was a common thread in this genre, though, I might have another opinion on it.Maybe all you 50 Shades of Gray readers were reading the wrong book Maaaaaybe you should ve read this one instead [[ Free E-pub ]] ↵ Grau. Ein Eddie Russett-Roman ☊ Das Schicksal meint es gut mit Eddie Russett Seine Rotsicht ist exzellent, und damit ist er in seiner Welt quasi ein gemachter Mann Denn dort ist das Verm gen, Farbe wahrzunehmen, zu einer seltenen und begehrten F higkeit geworden Mit etwas Gl ck wird Eddie in die einflussreiche Familie Oxblood einheiraten und sogar ein Bindfaden Imperium erben Angenehm ereignislos pl tschert sein Leben dahin bis zu dem Tag, an dem er sich unrettbar und wider jede Vernunft in Jane verliebt Denn die ist nicht nur temperamentvoll und wunderbar stupsnasig, sie ist auch komplett farbenblind und geh rt damit der gesellschaftlichen Unterschicht an eine Graue Jane hebt Eddies geordnete Welt aus den Angeln Pl tzlich hat er einflussreiche Feinde, wird mit unbequemen Wahrheiten konfrontiert, und zu allem berfluss versucht seine Angebetete auch noch immer wieder, ihn umzubringen Denn Jane h tet ein hochexplosives Geheimnis, und Eddie wei bereits zu viel the world of Shades of Grey is a nightmarish dystopia a ruthless totalitarian regime that destroys all individualistic spirit, all creativity and ambiguity and questioning of authority a monstrous government that divides its citizens into color stratified class caste systems that is based upon the inherent physical deficiencies of its populace a place with no love and where death is the end result for the underdog and misfit.sounds pretty bleak, right well, dear reader, think again this rat the world of Shades of Grey is a nightmarish dystopia a ruthless totalitarian regime that destroys all individualistic spirit, all creativity and ambiguity and questioning of authority a monstrous government that divides its citizens into color stratified class caste systems that is based upon the inherent physical deficiencies of its populace a place with no love and where death is the end result for the underdog and misfit.sounds pretty bleak, right well, dear reader, think again this rather amazing novel is as light and airy as a souffle, a real pleasure to consume from beginning to end i was smiling constantly and laughing out loud nearly as often the tone is brisk and drily amusing the plot and the various details of our young hero s travails are wonderfully absurd the punishment for his past cheekiness is to conduct a Chair Census he must beware deadly carnivorous swans and mega fauna his greatest ambition is to be the head of a String Factory upstairs from him and his dad lives the Apocryphal Man an historian the state has deemed does not exist , and so is free to wander around naked, stealing food, muttering terrifying truths yet remaining unmolested the love of his life is mean Jane a Grey, the lowest caste a rebel with a cause who does not hesitate to punish him drastically and physically whenever he gets in her way.the writing itself is splendid Fforde is a deadpan and satirical author with a perfect grasp of what to show, what to tell, what to keep hidden, and what to save for an exciting climax i was reminded of a couple things when reading this book the equally absurd and distinctly provincial post apocalyptic settings of Dick s Dr Bloodmoney and especially the delightful skewerings of english village life within the Mapp Lucia series of E.F Benson much like the latter, the humor within Shades of Grey is derived almost entirely from the Comedy of Manners a Post Apocalyptic Comedy of Manners set within a Provincial Dystopic Colortocracy how s that for original best of all, for me at least, this wonderful novel does not have a genuinely cynical bone in its body yes, it skewers hypocrisy and stupidity in the most cutting way yes, it is about a vicious, cruel future but it also believes in investing its hero and heroine with the power to change themselves, to fall in love, to try to bravely risk changing the world around them and it portrays all of the good and all of the bad with the lightest, most charming of touches i am really looking forward to the sequel Don t read this book Seriously Wait until nos 2 3 in the projected series have come out, then take yourself off to a beach or a comfy sofa somewhere for the weekend and just blow through them all in one great binge, because it will take so much concentration and devotion to keep up with the stunning intricacies of Fforde s latest that it s wasted effort not to just immerse for a bit Trust me, I ve read everything he s written, and despite my usual sense of trepidation when faced with a new Don t read this book Seriously Wait until nos 2 3 in the projected series have come out, then take yourself off to a beach or a comfy sofa somewhere for the weekend and just blow through them all in one great binge, because it will take so much concentration and devotion to keep up with the stunning intricacies of Fforde s latest that it s wasted effort not to just immerse for a bit Trust me, I ve read everything he s written, and despite my usual sense of trepidation when faced with a new tome, I am inevitably swept completely away to the point of being irked when something silly like dinner or the need for sleep interferes with my reading Eddie Russett is the main character in this venture, a character embedded in the unbelievably complex world of Chromatacia a version of our world that is something like a cross between Ayn Rand s Anthem and the opening sequences of the Wizard of Oz Seriously In short, it s all about what you can see and who knows that you can see it Fforde s years in the film industry have clearly served him well I can t exactly work out what his writing process must be like to enable him to fully, convincingly create worlds that function completely by their own set of norms, but I hope he can keep it up Note to my mother NOT THE SAME SHADES OF GREY Fforde is a satiric word weaver and I always look forward to reading whatever he pumps out Thursday Next is my literary hero, and while the Nursery Crime books weren t up to snuff, they weren t bad just not as interesting as a dashing, cheese smuggling book jumper.Shades of Grey is the beginning of a new dystopian trilogy situated in Chromatocia, a world ruled by the Colortocracy where color perception has faded and social hierarchy is determined by what colors you can see Edward Russet, the Fforde is a satiric word weaver and I always look forward to reading whatever he pumps out Thursday Next is my literary hero, and while the Nursery Crime books weren t up to snuff, they weren t bad just not as interesting as a dashing, cheese smuggling book jumper.Shades of Grey is the beginning of a new dystopian trilogy situated in Chromatocia, a world ruled by the Colortocracy where color perception has faded and social hierarchy is determined by what colors you can see Edward Russet, the narrator, is sent to the Outer Fringes to survey the ratio of chairs to citizens as punishment for a mischievous prank He quickly discovers that the inviolate rules his society is based on are written on rubber paper at times, and that his formerly rigid acceptance leads to people in high places getting pretty peeved at him Enough to commitmurder Russet meets Jane Grey, a servant with a cute nose mention its cuteness at the risk of having your eyebrows ripped off who has anti Colortocracy leanings and is designated for Reboot, where all unruly citizens go for re education and re assignment Although Russet is already half engaged to a cold fish back at home, he promptly falls in love with Grey despite that she threatens to break his jaw or leg and likes to feed him to carnivorous plants whenever convenient.The bildungsroman element in the book comes to a head near the end, with a quest and a test that lead toquestions than they answer.There is one All Important Question that will be answered by the end of the book Where have all the spoons gone This novel was a slow read at first Fforde takes time to craft his universes but tends to set his readers down in the middle of things at the beginning, so it took a bit to soak up enough information before the Colortocracy organization made sense Once everything clicked, though, I couldn t put the book down The final pages were all action and social un niceties, the kind of whirlwind ending that makes you long for the sequel in your hands so you can keep the story going and won t have to stop for a year or so Ah well Re reading potential high A sneak peak from one of the last pages Volume 2 will be titled Painting by NumbersVolume 3 will be Gordini ProtocolsUpdateNo word yet on when Painting by Numbers will be released, but a prequel titled 7 Things to do before you die in Talgarth was announced November 2014 on Fforde s Next Book page 5.0 stars Another superb novel by one of the best writers that not everybody reads working in speculative fiction I am continually impressed by Fforde s imagination, writing and his supreme talent for incorporating both well known and obscure references to literature and pop culture.With this novel, Fforde begins a new series based in a future world that arose from the ashes of ours and in which every person s status in society is based on the portion of color spectrum that they can see Thr 5.0 stars Another superb novel by one of the best writers that not everybody reads working in speculative fiction I am continually impressed by Fforde s imagination, writing and his supreme talent for incorporating both well known and obscure references to literature and pop culture.With this novel, Fforde begins a new series based in a future world that arose from the ashes of ours and in which every person s status in society is based on the portion of color spectrum that they can see Throw in such off the wall details like giant swan attacks , a Rule against using the number between 72 and 74 and how ownership of a spoon is a status symbol It is smart, funny and very well written HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION I ve been on a dystopian kick over the last several months, and it was interesting to read this one so soon after Brave New World Jasper Fforde offers up some similar ideas but approaches the concept of a totalitarian future society from the same skewed perspective he brought to the Thursday Next series That said, I didn t always find this a fun read I might blame it on fatigue, but I found the first half of this one really slow going It takes Fforde a long time to set up his world, slowly r I ve been on a dystopian kick over the last several months, and it was interesting to read this one so soon after Brave New World Jasper Fforde offers up some similar ideas but approaches the concept of a totalitarian future society from the same skewed perspective he brought to the Thursday Next series That said, I didn t always find this a fun read I might blame it on fatigue, but I found the first half of this one really slow going It takes Fforde a long time to set up his world, slowly revealing how the different colors people see influences their standing in society and the way the government functions as a whole After 200 pages of largely plotless world building, I was begging for some lazy, blatant exposition, if only to get the story moving.The plot finally does kick in, and the last 100 pages or so provide a pretty satisfying setup for the two sequels advertised on the last page, and I expect those books will go a lotsmoothly with the heavy lifting out of the way This is my second attempt to read this book I think I struggled my first time as I think I expected something kind of silly like the Thursday Next or the Nursery Crime series While this book certainly has a number of silly elements, this is also a book I found had an underlying sense of dread and real mystery Mystery as we re never told by the author what happened to the world, just that the characters live in a place post Epiphany, as they call it Their world is heavily stratified by colour This is my second attempt to read this book I think I struggled my first time as I think I expected something kind of silly like the Thursday Next or the Nursery Crime series While this book certainly has a number of silly elements, this is also a book I found had an underlying sense of dread and real mystery Mystery as we re never told by the author what happened to the world, just that the characters live in a place post Epiphany, as they call it Their world is heavily stratified by colour Each character has a colour last name and can only see colours in that colour family e.g., red, russet and others in the red family Also, while surrounded by the detritus of a pre Epiphany world, the characters are largely ignorant of the meanings and use of these items, and have a limited education system as well, reinforcing the ignorance There is so much terrific detail about the chromatic hierarchy, and the nasty beliefs about those below one s strata or outside the colour strata, and many other things, like spoons, that make a many layered background to this story And the author covers a lot of this before the action really gets going in the story Main character Eddie Russet and his father Holden have arrived in East Carmine for a month Eddie has a nonsensical task to complete while in the town there is much that is nonsensical and ridiculous about all the characters lives and habits Eddie quickly becomes acquainted with Tommo, a con man, the Yellow Prefect s bully son Cortland, and Jane, a Grey, whom Eddie is fascinated with, despite Jane s verbal and physical propensity for violence Eddie also is half promised to Constance Oxblood in marriage in his hometown Members in each strata must marry at least within their class, though would love to marry above, provided the colours are not complementary Regardless, he remains fascinated with Jane, and becomes involved with activities in the town The whole time, the author builds the mystery and some dread, as odd happenings occur, and questions are actively discouraged And while there are little moments of humour, this isn t a particularly humorous story There are bad things happening in the town and in the society, and Jasper Fforde takes much of the almost 400 page story to explain, and then the book ends There is so much left to happen, and I m not sure when the author will provide another instalment.One other thing I listened to the audiobook John Lee narrates, and I kept expecting him to say Breach as I was reminded of bits of China Mieville s The City and the City while listening to this book Surely, there sto writing a book than simply having a good idea This book is based on a good idea, but it reads like it was written by a computer programme and commissioned by that bloke in Marketing who seems to have a new car every other month.It s so damn clunky The sentences are twistier than a twisty thing, the narrative structure was arrived at using one of those foldy paper fingers things and the jokes were designed by the same committee that came up with the camel And Fforde must Surely, there sto writing a book than simply having a good idea This book is based on a good idea, but it reads like it was written by a computer programme and commissioned by that bloke in Marketing who seems to have a new car every other month.It s so damn clunky The sentences are twistier than a twisty thing, the narrative structure was arrived at using one of those foldy paper fingers things and the jokes were designed by the same committee that came up with the camel And Fforde must have been slapped, ironically, with the Adverb Stick when he was a baby.Whatever happened to editors Is Jasper Fforde now so successful that like, say, Stephen King, no one dare tell him to hold on a minute Or has the BBC Newsroom s evil plot finally succeeded, and they ve all been banished to Out of Date Camp Of course, what do I know I ve never flogged a half decent idea to within an inch of its functional credibility, nor approached the lower part of a wooden storage device with a spatula But I do know the difference between a Concept and a Book.Could the angry mob please now form an orderly queue