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No Eyre-Head Detective Here,
This review is from: The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next) (Paperback)
At last, a readable, enjoyable, female detective!
It always annoys me that there aren't enough well written women detectives in fiction, so when I saw this one on offer, I figured, what the Hell, I've read worse books in my time, might as well give this a go. And boy and I glad I did!
Thursday Next is one of the most alive characters I've read in a long time. This representation of Rochester - as unexpected as it was - had me going back to a version of `Jane Eyre' that I brought years ago. So I checked the references in `The Eyre Affair' with `Jane Eyre' and straight away after read `Jane Eyre' for the fist time in my life - two good books for the price of one.
The story twists and turns, but never fails to amuse, the covert, and occasionally obvious, cross-references brought out some real laughs. I loved the idea of the Socialist Republic of Wales, being a conservative in Swansea this really appealed, and no, it doesn't always rain here.
So give it a try, pick up `The Eyre Affair', read and enjoy.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2008 22:09:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2008 22:09:31 GMT
as much as this review has been billed as most helpful, it has been attached to the audio book version. Reading another review clearly states this AB has been abridged, and not worth of being listened too (in my opinion), not having listen but indeed read the series back to front and sideways it is a fantastic series...but the ABook isn't...if you want to hear a good reading pop over to Christpher Fowlers series of Bryant and May starting at Full Dark House, both content and narration are top quality...oh and the cd's are read unabridged
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