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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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bookshelves: sci-fi, liked-it, fantasy, idiots-ultimate-reading
Recommended to MJ by: Ultimate reading list
Read in April, 2008

Thursday Next lives in a world very different from the world you know. Time travel is possible, England has been at war with Russia for over 100 years, dodo birds are the "in" pet to have literature is a very very very serious thing. So serious that Thursday works for the SO-27 the literary agents. Her job to protect literature and to keep fakes off the market. One day she is approached by the head of SO-5 a secretive division that is hunting a man from Thursdays past. Eager to help Thursday agrees her entire team but her is ends up dead. Thursday is determined to track the killer. But in a world where literary characters can leave books and you can enter the book and change the ending how is ever going to find someone that can change their appearance.

It took me awhile to get into the characters of this book. But once I did I really enjoyed all the sly literary references. Before reading I suggest you bone up on English literature or you might just miss have the fun.
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Jasper Fforde
“Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair


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message 1: by EJ (new)

EJ Johnson These are strange books. I enjoyed them enough to read 3 or 4 but they are unusual.


message 2: by MJ (new) - rated it 3 stars

MJ I thought it might be a goodbook to teach me to love scifi more.


message 3: by EJ (new)

EJ Johnson It is fun in the way it uses literature.


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