20 June 2006

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Another reread. This one was better the second time. Fforde has an amazing ability to write the most hilarious, outrageous insanity. The jokes range from characters with silly names (Thursday Next, Landen Parke-Laine, etc) to bizarrely elaborate (e.g. the cultlike Baconians knocking on doors to convince people that Bacon wrote Shakespear's plays and then occasional returns to various similar theories, including all the details the real conspiracies do). Phenomenally good stuff.
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