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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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Aug 23, 2007

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bookshelves: kindle, fantasy
Read in November, 2011

The idea of literary mysteries sounds very appealing, and I was surprised that this book didn't grab me as quickly as I expected. I think maybe the first chapter or two and its convoluted explanation of the law enforcement structure lost me and I had to read it through again before I could keep going.

Once the story got moving beyond Thursday Next bewailing her family life and past, I enjoyed the read. But while the universe was interesting, Thursday really wasn't, and I'm not sure I could continue reading a series with such a "blah" lead.

This is also certainly a book that would either suffer from a reader who hadn't read the books referenced OR encourage a reader to go out and read Jane Eyre immediately. Although, I guess the ending would be rather spoiled for that classic after reading this one.

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