Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spotlight Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (thoughts)

Spotlight Reviews are my way of playing catch up. I read and didn't review a ton of of books from last year that I always wanted to share my thoughts on. These reviews will be short and sweet with just my basic thoughts and are my way of "catching up".

From Goodreads:

"Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level house of Red and can see his own color-but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything in between are all shades of grey, and must be colorized by artificial means."

My Thoughts:

This book was one of my top ten reads last year which should tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I kept the synopsis short and sweet because I think that you should go into this book knowing as little as possible. Because it made the reading experience that much more enjoyable for me. Fforde is a talented author that has created such an intricate world...I was caught up within the pages of this book instantly. I loved the important role that colors played in this book and the way that the author incorporated colors throughout the story. The ending left me feeling very surprised and wanting more. I'm not sure when the second book comes out but I will be picking it up as soon as it does. Highly recommended!

Disclosure: I checked this book out from the library last year at some point.


  1. It took me a bit to get into this book, but by the end, once I had people figured out, I loved it! Can't wait for the next book in this series, but wikipedia says not to expect it til 2013.

    You did well to remember enough to write a review, after the fact. I forget so much of books once I'm finished.

  2. I tried another book by this author but just couldn't connect. I gave my copy of this one away. Maybe I'll give him another chance.? I like these Spotlight Reviews!!

  3. Raidergirl- It did take me a bit to get in the book but I was hooked before I knew it. I don't know if I can wait until 2013 for this book..ugh :)

    Naida- It was a great read!

    Staci- I love this type of review because they are short and sweet. Can't get better than that :)

  4. This does sound really good. Great review!

  5. This is definitely one that is on my must read list; glad to see that it's one I won't be disappointed with! :)

  6. Suko- It was an enjoyable read!

    Coffee and a Book Chick- I hope that you end up enjoying it as much as I did. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book whenever it comes out!


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