The Eyre Affair

by Jasper Fforde | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0142001805 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MarciNYC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on 3/23/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MarciNYC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Ugh! I wanted to like this book - but 100 pages in and I couldn't care less about anyone in the book. Hope that the next reader enjoys it more than I did.

Journal Entry 2 by AM10000 from Sunnyvale, California USA on Friday, July 29, 2005
This one just came in today from a swap.. Thanks! :)

Released 18 yrs ago (5/12/2006 UTC) at A Bookcrosser in A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 4 by xallroyx from Huntington Beach, California USA on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
got in the mail today for relay groupies!

Journal Entry 5 by xallroyx at Huntington Beach, California USA on Sunday, November 17, 2013
So it only took me 7 years to read this! The premise is interesting for those who are into British literature. I also know many people who love this series. That said, it did take me awhile to get into the story. There is a lot of world building the author gets into and it is confusing at times. Thursday Next is a SpecOps Literatec, but she also helps out with other numbered operatives. She is also a veteran of the Crimean war with Russia. Her main objective in this story is to apprehend Acheron Hades, a dangerous criminal who has stolen original copies of some of Britain's original manuscripts, therefore altering some of the world's most beloved pieces of literature.
Things I liked-all the Shakespeare related items: the Will Speak machines, the Richard III plays turned into Rocky Horror type shows, and the references to conspiracy theories behind who else may have written the plays. I also liked the literary references as well.
My main complaint is that it took a long time to get into the story. There is so much going on so early in the book that I just kept putting it down. I will probably read the next in the series.

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