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Lost in a Good Book: Thursday Next Book 2 Hardcover – 8 Aug 2002

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 1 edition (8 August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034082283X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340822838
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 24.1 x 3.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 721 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars195 customer ratings

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Thrilling and unpredictable, peppered with literary references and in-jokes .... altogether a joy - Good Book Guide

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

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

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

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

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 Orang

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All life on earth was due to end in a month but I had more pressing matters to attend to. My husband Landen didn't exist and unless I did something about it soon, he might remain that way for ever.

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