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The Eyre Affair: Thursday Next Book 1 Paperback – Import, 9 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; 1 edition (9 August 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780340733561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340733561
  • ASIN: 034073356X
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars534 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,238 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

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

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

Surely a cult in the making - Marie Clare

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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

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

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

Surely a cult in the making - Marie Clare

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