Cover of The Eyre Affair.

The Eyre Affair

author: Jasper Fforde (2001)
series: Thursday Next #1
date read: 2007-08-01
pages: 374
lists: fantasy , five-stars , german
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…

Embarassing, or at least a sign of aging: This book did not stand up to a re-read for me.

That’s a bit surprising because it was absurdly important to me at the time. I gave it to my classmates. I got people into reading. I loved it dearly. I hadn’t known you were allowed to have this much fun! Now that I know more books of the genre, and more non-books of the genre, I’m less amazed. It’s still a good concept, it’s just that the execution is lacking. Sometimes. Often. The worldbuilding is absolutely amazing and the plot is … not.

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