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Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
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Nov 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: comedy, owned, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, kindle
Read from September 13 to November 18, 2012

This took me a while to get into it, as it is such a weird world Fforde has created. However, it's worth persevering, as it becomes more and more compelling as you get your head round it. This is the first of a series set several hundred years in the future, in what was once the UK. The world is now run according to what colours people can see - most people can only see one colour, to varying degrees of perception. The protagonist, Eddie Russet, is a 20 year old finding his way in the world, and is sent to a small provincial village where he starts to learn that the ruling class - "Head Office" - are not exactly telling the truth about a lot of things...

The book is clever, funny and thought-provoking, and is certainly up to Fforde's always-high standards.

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