Sunday, September 25, 2011
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde, 388 pages
Eddie Russet inhabits an odd, dystopic England of the future, where caste is determined by color perception, and those most color-blind, the "greys" occupy the lowest level. Eddie is a Red, not the highest level in the Colortocracy, but he has good prospects. He has hope of marrying an Oxblood, once he has served his chair-survey penance; incurred by trying to change things a bit in his interpretation of Munsell's rules. Eddie's future hangs in the balance once he encounters, in several unlikely places, an alluring, but violent young lady, a "Grey" named Jane. He must choose between a safe life following the rules, or an exciting, possibly short, life with the possibility of answers to what was the "Something that Happened" hundreds of years ago, and the possibility of winning Jane.
A fun, slightly silly read.
A Library Journal "Best Audio Book."
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