Contest: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
I just finished reading this book and am fortunate enough to have received a second ARC which I will be passing on to the lucky winner of this contest. You can read my review here.
Contest will run until Feb. 5, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Feb. 6. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.
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4) +1 If you could only see one colour and its various hues, while everything else appeared grey, what colour would you choose? (for example if you choose yellow you would be able to see all pure yellows plus when you looked at green, you would see the yellow hues only in yellow based greens)
Here is the publisher's summary:
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 society.
Curiosity--a dangerous trait to display in a society that demands total conformity--gets the better of Eddie, who beings to wonder:
Why are there not enough spoons to go around?
Why is everything--and everyone--barcoded?
What happened to all the people who never returned from High Saffron?
And why, when you begin to question the world around you, do black-and-white certainties reduce themselves to shades of grey?
Part satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, this is the new world from the creative and comic genius of Jasper Fforde.