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7 Things To Do Before You Die in Talgarth (Shades of Grey #2)

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Expected publication: 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Michelle
Oct 24, 2010 Michelle marked it as to-read
Shelves: part-of-a-series
PLEASE, for the love of all that is good, write ffaster, Mr. Fforde!!!! I cannot wait!
Kelsey
Feb 23, 2011 Kelsey marked it as to-read
This book isn't even supposed to be published for a couple more years - they are teasing me by even having it on Good Reads. Hurry up Jasper Fforde, write faster!!
Abigail
Jul 03, 2013 Abigail marked it as to-read
UPDATE 11/8/16
From Jasper Fforde's Twitter, 10/19/2016:
"Writery update: at present, my plans: Early Riser, Dragonslayer 4, as yet untitled novella, Shades of Grey 2, Thursday Next 8..."

The agonizing wait continues, but at least there's The Last Dragonslayer film to look forward to this Christmas......
T^T

---ORIGINAL POST---
While we still have an agonizing two years to wait for the second Shades of Grey, Fforde says he's doing a standalone prequel about the Something That Happened coming...eventu
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Tehmer
Mar 22, 2013 Tehmer marked it as to-read
Hidden Rule 5.22.01.002.54-codebook B - The muse is an animal that must not be chevied

Yes, I want to read it, to know the full truth, and yes, I am ready to do my obligation and wait for as long as it takes Jasper to finish it. The first one is so simply amazingly brilliant that I keep my fingers crossed that the whole saga is somewhere in his head and he takes all the time that is needed to write it down in the quality we love.
ally  ¯\(ツ)/¯
Dec 16, 2013 ally ¯\(ツ)/¯ marked it as future-releases
There is currently nothing in the world that I want more than this book.
Seriously. And I really don't care how crazy that sounds.
waiting
Greg
Aug 08, 2011 Greg marked it as to-read
I am a huge fan of Jasper Fforde. I love his style of writing and can't wait for the next book. The first, I couldn't put down and was a little disappointed when I found that I will have to wait years' for the next installment.
Andrew
Jun 09, 2014 Andrew marked it as to-read
After taking a while to get my head around the complex and intriguing universe these books are set in, I'm hooked.

Jumped on to buy the next book and it's not even written yet!! It's like Game of Thrones all over again...

Must research better next time.
Ivan Ocampo
Jun 03, 2013 Ivan Ocampo marked it as to-read
2015 as published date??! Damn .. And it isn't even a sequel to Shades.. What a shame - my favourite of Jasper Fforde's creative universes is falling by the wayside ....
Fee
Dec 21, 2014 Fee marked it as to-read
This has to be my most anticipated book of the decade!
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
According to Jasper's website, this isn't slated for publication until 2018 -- does that mean Shades of Grey #2 won't be out til after that? Yikes.
Emma
Aug 17, 2012 Emma marked it as to-read
You are an incredible author Mr Fforde. I am biding my time — painfully and patiently — and will be reading the hell out of it when it gets published. I'm sure it'll be a jaw-dropping work of art, as the first one is! No one else can make dystopia work the way you do.
Gemma O'connor
Sep 29, 2012 Gemma O'connor marked it as to-read
Shelves: want-to-get
Hurry up and publish please!!!
Alaa
Oct 10, 2014 Alaa marked it as to-read
What will I do with my life until this is published?
Ma
Aug 18, 2012 Ma marked it as to-read
Can't wait!!
Ai Lopez
Feb 12, 2013 Ai Lopez rated it it was amazing
i like jasper fforde...
Veeral
Sep 29, 2012 Veeral marked it as to-read
I used to laugh at people whenever they told me that they were dying for such and such book to come out. Being a reader who used to read books long after they were published, I never had to go through the agonizing mental pain of waiting for the next book to be published, and so thought that I was above such non-sense. It's only a book after all. It'll come out when it'll come out.

It all changed when I started reading George R. R. Martin (you know which books), Scott Lynch, and 'Shades of Grey'
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Irene
Mar 06, 2015 Irene added it

This is pure fantasy, let loose with witt and a sense of wonder. As always, Fflorde's puns and wordplay make this book a great escape from reality book.
And, yet there is a lesson about living in a world where the Rulebook and a social hierarchy determines your place in society not neccessarily earned by your merit. I recommend this book as great fun with an author with a sense of fun and far too cunning a mind.

Vicky
Nov 17, 2012 Vicky marked it as to-read
Eagerly awaiting!
sj
Nov 07, 2011 sj marked it as eagerly-anticipating
According to Mr Fforde we won't be seeing this book for a few years. :(
Justin
May 12, 2012 Justin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jasper-fforde
cant wait needs to hurry . 2013 is too far away needs to up the publication date
Hawk
May 14, 2014 Hawk rated it liked it
Atypical fantasy. Interesting, if perhaps a bit too fluffy.
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Jasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales. He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married to author Katie Fforde. His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.

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