Thursday, May 20, 2010

Patron Recommendation

Mark Dykes recommended a book titled Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, which was featured this week in the bookworm. It is a new book and can be found in the new book section (in front of the audio CDs) under call number FIC FFO. It sounds like it would be a good read, and I have added it to my own "To Read" list, which can be viewed here on Library Thing. My list seems to get longer by the day! Do you have a "to read" list or recommendation? Leave a comment and share!

An astonishing, hotly anticipated new novel from the great literary fantasist and creator of Thursday Next, Jasper Fforde. As long as anyone can remember, society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green to the healing hues viewed to cure illness to a social hierarchy based upon one's limited color perception, society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see. Young Eddie Russett has no ambition to be anything other than a loyal drone of the Collective. With his better-than-average red perception, he could well marry Constance Oxblood and inherit the string works; he may even have enough red perception to make prefect. For Eddie, life looks colorful. Life looks good. But everything changes when he moves with his father, a respected swatchman, to East Carmine. There, he falls in love with a Grey named Jane who opens his eyes to the painful truth behind his seemingly perfect, rigidly controlled...

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