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Titre : SHADES OF GREY (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COPY)
Éditeur : Hodder & Stoughton, London
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket as Issued
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First Edition, First Impression.
In Slipcase, still sealed in Publishers Shrinkwrap Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 11854
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.
'Brave New World meets 1984 in a new series from British comic genius Jasper Fforde . . . Fforde's synaesthetic dystopia is intricately wrought and this opening to a promised trilogy will leave readers impatient for more' ( Sunday Times, Perth, Australia on SHADES OF GREY)
'Fforde has introduced an element of darkness and a generous dollop of uneasiness to his familiar blend of silliness and satire in SHADES OF GREY. Upbeat, engaging and at times wickedly off the wall in conversation, Fforde is refreshingly devoid of all literary pretension.' ( Canberra Times on SHADES OF GREY)
'Fforde juxtaposes quirky humour with dark scenarios, and the result is an entertaining but edgy story with startling relevance for today's world' ( Courier Mail)
'Fforde fans will love this book and will eagerly anticipate the next two instalments . . . at every turn of the page there is something new and unexpected that assails you with its audacious inventiveness' ( Weekend Australian on SHADES OF GREY)
'Barrelling wit and quirky world-building' ( Age, Australia on SHADES OF GREY)
'Fforde's books are more than an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terribly mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of a Dickens or Pratchett' ( Independent)
'Fans of the late Douglas Adams or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' ( Herald)
'No summaries can do justice to the sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality of the works, nor to their vast repertoire of intricate wordplay and puns' ( The Times)
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