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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Jul 03, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: read-2011
Read from October 23 to 27, 2011 — I own a copy

This is a humorous mystery series set in an alternate world where books are both more important to society and less separated from reality than in our world. Based on that premise, I expected to like it, but I wasn't impressed. The book wasn't as funny or clever as I'd been led to expect, but more than that, I found it unfocused and uneven. There were intriguing concepts, such as the whole mechanism behind the villain's evil plot, and some great scenes, like the brilliant Rocky Horror Picture Show-style performance of Richard III. But the story took too long to get to the point, and it went off into many unrelated tangents that irritated me.

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