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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Jan 13, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, sci-fi
Read from January 13 to 17, 2012

I enjoyed this book in the same way I enjoyed Midnight in Paris, a relativly lot of name dropping, literary references and science fiction. I though it was the perfect combination. The first part was a lot of fun, to see this alternate universe where literary works have such importance that a division of special officers to deal with literary issues is nedeed. Isn't the job of a litera tec like a dream job for many of us?

But it started to go sour (view spoiler). I change my choice of words, books are not so much important in her world as they are popular. Literature there is everywhere, but in a somewhat shallow way.

One last remark is that I think Fforde watched Back to the future many times, got a little obsessed with time continuum,(view spoiler).

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