The thing about Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series is that, while they’re entertaining if you only read modern literature, they’re even more entertaining if you have a thorough grounding in the classics.
The Well of Lost Plots, the third installment in the life and times of Ms. Next, is just as much fun as the first two books in the series – so much so that I don’t know why I waited so long to read it.
In a sense, it’s the ultimate crossover – what else would you call a novel that mixes original characters with visitors from Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and even a cameo by a certain bleached-blonde vampire named Spike?
But being a crossover doesn’t make it any less smart, or make the plot turns any less convoluted.
Highly recommended, especially to English majors.