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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Aug 29, 2010

really liked it
Read in August, 2010

I generally don't read fantasy type novels at all. I had of course heard about this novel, and know people who love Jasper Fforde, but I had never so much as picked up a copy before. However I will be attending the bookcrossing uncon in few weeks time, where Jasper Fforde is due to speak, so I decided I must read at least one of his books first. One reason I had thought I might actually quite enjoy this book is because I had heard it is very clever, and then of course it concerns Jane Eyre - a novel I have read at least 4 times (and I don't often re-read things).

I enjoyed it - it is very silly - and it is very clever and I loved the character of Thurdsday Next, a detective with a difference in a world where great works of literature are popular culture which needs policing. In this alternative 1985 time can be stopped by Thursday's dad dropping in for a chat. I also loved the idea of people dropping in and out of works of literature - oh if only - the places I would go. All in all great fun, for people who love books and enjoy some literary humor, which no doubt is funnier if you have actually some knowledge of the works talked about.
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Cecily Ha ha: my comment on this would be much like my comment on Ella Minnow Pea: I agree that it's silly, but I don't think it's as clever as it thinks it is. ;)

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