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The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)
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11 years, 8 months ago at Oct 12 19:01
A quirky and strangely moving tale with an underlying literary theme. There's more than a touch of the sci-fi and fantasy genres here, neither of which I genrally go for, but I still enjoyed it.


10 years, 5 months ago at Jan 22 2:42
I've heard this series described as "postmodernism made entertaining." I have to agree with that, since 'science fiction' and 'fantasy' don't really do justice to it as descriptors.
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Description: Amazon Review Pirouetting on the boundaries between sci-fi, the crime thriller and intertextual whimsy, Jasper Fforde's outrageous The Eyre Affairputs you on the wrong footing even on its dedication page, which proudly announces that the book conforms to Crimean War economy standard. Fforde's heroine, Thursday Next, lives in a world where time and reality are endlessly mutable--someone has ensured that the Crimean War never ended for example--a world policed by men like her disgraced father, whose name has been edited out of existence. She herself polices text--against men like the Moriarty-like Acheron Styx, whose current scam ... (more)
Manufacturer: Hodder Paperbacks
Release date: 19 July 2001
ISBN-10 : 034073356X | ISBN-13: 9780340733561
Tags: Fiction (2), Thursday Next (1), F (1), Crime (1), Thursday (1), Fantasy (1)
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