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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Nov 09, 2008

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bookshelves: 2008, absurd, books-about-books, fantasy, fiction, funny, postmodern, pulpy, time-travel, crime
Read in October, 2008

Not as good as Pratchett, to whom he's often compared. I kind of wanted to like this for all the intertextuality more than I really did. It was written up as a 'silly book for smart people' but I felt it was actually kind of more dumbed down than I would have liked. I reckon his ideas are pretty cool, but some are just too 'silly' to be able to suspend disbelief through. Like, there weren't maybe enough rules in that world or something? Written fairly flatly. The character of Thursday is very appealing though, I liked her. So light it almost flew away ... I'll be saving the others I've acquired for a weak moment when I can only handle something very fluffy.
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10/30/2008 page 298
79.68% "s'ok. He's not as good a writer as Pratchett, but all that intertextuality is irresistable."

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