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Lost in a Good Book Paperback – Jul 18 2002

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (July 18 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780965752619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965752619
  • ASIN: 0340733578
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Fforde is pulling is a variation on the classic Monty Python gambit: the incongruous juxtaposition og low comedy and high erudition - this scam has not been pulled off with such off-hand finesse and manic verve since the Pythons shut up shop. 'The Eyre Affair' is a silly book for smart people: postmodernism played as raw, howling farce―Independent

Jasper Fforde's fascinating first novel reads like a Jules Verne story told by Lewis Carroll...Forget all the rules of time, space, and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure as Thursday, with the help of Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester, fights a desperate battle in which Jane herself is in jeopardy.―Sunday Telegraph

This year's grown up J K Rowling―Sunday Times

The reader is catapulted in and out of truth and imagination on a hectic, humorous and neatly constructed chase that finishes by tying up every loose end in the most satisfying, novelistic way―The Times

The eccentric epic - A read that'll leave you breathless―Elle

Let yourself be entertained by a witty romp―Sunday Telegraph

Don't ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original―Sunday Express

It is always a privilege to watch the birth of a cult, and Hodder has just cut the umbilical cord. Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters―Time Out

Dark, funny, complex and inventive, The Eyre Affair is a breath of fresh air, and is easily one of the strongest debuts in years.―Locus

Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously―Terry Pratchett

About the Author

Jasper Fforde is the author of three hit Thursday Next novels. After a varied career in the film industry, he now lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

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