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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Jan 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: humour, fantasy, literary
Read from December 24, 2010 to January 09, 2011

In fact it was a re-read, but I needed to read it again.
I still loved the overall sense of the novel, the plays on words, on other books, on literature and language in general. I loved the idea of Literary Detectives and the devices Mycroft invents, the CronoGuard and everything.
But, I have a but I ddin't have before, when I first read it. I got a problem with Hades. First time, I read the book in a fast mood, devouring everything and didn't stop to think about it. Now I think Hades is the weakest of all the characters. He lacks a motive. I've been trying to search for one all through the book, but he's just plain bad.
Anyway, don't get me wrong. I love it. Love the book, the story and the whole lot of devices. I love getting into the books, and guess any voracious reader will long for the ability to get inside the books they love most.

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