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Subject: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 11:19 AM ET
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I started this book yesterday. Im loving it, but its the wierdest book Ive read in years! Anyone else have the same reaction? It kind of feels like scifi/mystery/comedy all mixed up.

My favorite line so far?

"Name's Schitt. Jack Schitt". I almost fell off the couch laughing at that one.

Feedback, please!

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 12:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2007
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 I read a lot of urban fantasy, and friends who read a lot (but not much fantasy) , recomended this book, and the series to me because they loved it so much.

  I know many people lap up these books, but I just could not get into it. There are some great lines, and I really admire his creativity, but I just couldn't keep up with it, or maybe I felt like I was missing the point, or something. Or maybe I was just being intellectually lazy! Glad you enjoy it!

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 3:39 PM ET
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I loved it. I thought the concept and the writing was very creative. Besides the play on words and the quirky context, I thought the mystery was pretty good too. I guess he reminds me of a modern day Lewis Carroll.
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 4:35 PM ET
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I thought the Eyre Affair was pleasant, but the third one in that series is absolutely brilliant. I LOVE it.  Great series.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 7:05 PM ET
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Im glad Im not off my rocker here. Im going to move this thread to CMT because I don't think a lot of people go to the Hidden Gems, and I would like some more discussion. Thanks everyone, I appreciate it. I have book 2 in this so Im definitely going to read it. I keep finding them at the Good will for 1.00~!

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 11:01 AM ET
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Great books.  Read the first.  Listened to audio book for the fourth.  Working on the second.  They are all good fun.  I like "differently moraled," as the evil guys self description in book one.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 11:45 AM ET
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I loved them, but now I can't remember which was the last one I read :)  My problem is that some of his references are from books I haven't read in years.  It definitely makes you think back to high school English class.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 12:09 PM ET
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I'm with Betty - I just couldn't get into them. It's creative enough, but I found myself just wanting the book to be over.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 7:22 PM ET
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I LOVE this series, and I think the books has different strengths. The villian in the first book is far more fun than thoe in the following books, but the ideas presented in the first are explored in the later books and the humor is, in my opinion, better as you get to the know the characters better. I have to say that the most recent addition to the series ("First Among Sequels") was a huge letdown for me. But I'll hang around for the next one.