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23 April 2014
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Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.

— Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots
10 October 2013
Shades of Grey is about Chromatacia, a society where everyone has a color and every color has a place. The placement and treatment of a certain color is organized by the prism. All Eddie Russets wants is to move up. He hopes that he can use his red perception to marry into a powerful family. The plan  quickly dissipates as he relocated to a new position. Eddie soon discovers there is more to this society than he’s been told.
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Shades of Grey is about Chromatacia, a society where everyone has a color and every color has a place. The placement and treatment of a certain color is organized by the prism. All Eddie Russets wants is to move up. He hopes that he can use his red perception to marry into a powerful family. The plan  quickly dissipates as he relocated to a new position. Eddie soon discovers there is more to this society than he’s been told.

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16 July 2013

For our second date I thought we’d dismantle the entire Collective and replace it with a system run on the principles of fair play, equality and truly harmonious coexistence. What do you say?

— Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey
18 October 2012
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04 September 2012
Birthday money well spent. (Taken with Instagram)

Birthday money well spent. (Taken with Instagram)

18 June 2012
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27 May 2012
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The youthful stationmaster wore a Blue Spot on his uniform and remonstrated with the driver that the train was a minute late, and he would have to file a report. The driver retorted that since there could be no material difference between a train that arrived at a station and a station that arrived at a train, it was equally the stationmaster’s fault. The stationmaster replied that he could not be blamed, because he had no control over the speed of the station, to which the engine driver replied that the stationmaster could control its placement, and that if it were only a thousand yards closer to Vermillion, the problem would be solved. To this the stationmaster replied that if the driver didn’t accept the lateness as his fault, he would move the station a thousand yards farther from Vermillion and make him not just late, but demeritably late.

Jasper Fforde (Shades of Grey)
25 April 2012
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The safest course was actually the simplest - do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition.

— Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey (via prettybooks)