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06:58 pm: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Boy, was this a crazy and fun book. It's a parallel world and history is very different from ours -- characters in books can come into the world and people from the world into the books. They had many levels of police folk and officers.

The protagonist is Thursday Next (the caracture names are good) and she's been a LitraTec -- takes care of copyrights and so forth -- and she gets dropped into a massive hunt for Hades, an evil man, literally, who has powers. Hades captures Thursday's uncle, a brain, who has a product that will let anybody into any piece of writing. Hades wants to ransom Jane Eyre and insists he'll kill the original manuscript otherwise. They work back and forth and Hades keeps winning, but then there's the end....

I'm going to start the next one tonight.

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From:mjlayman
Date:December 28th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Something like 99.9% of my books go to the end of the to-read pile*, which is about 200 books at any time. That's why this first one just got to the top of the to-read pile. When I note that a book gets up there and has sequels, I move the sequels up, too. When I finish the currently-published Thursday Next books, I think I'll wait a bit to read the currently-published Nursery Crime books.

Yes, Pickwick just laid an egg!

*Most recently, a Jack McDevitt book; I almost always read those as soon as I finish what I'm reading when they come. I also sometimes have to pull out books for bookgroup; I have four out for the next four/five months (very few people will be here on Easter, which is the April date, so we're reading Cities in Flight, which is a long book, starting March and talking in May).
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