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Unread 08-08-2004, 12:06 AM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

This book is the hoot to end all hoots! It's a wacked out thriller with a detective named Thursday Next who is a cross between Mickey Spillaine and a NYTimes Book Review Critic.

The thing is just too weird to describe, but it's a must for English majors!
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Unread 08-08-2004, 02:33 AM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

you have piqued my curiosity!!!!

off to check it out----

btw: what is your main source for English books in Tel Aviv? Are they very costly?

There are a few shops here that carry English books, but the prices are high, ---I've found shopping on Amazon to be a great treat- the selection is wild, and the service is fantastic
plus if things go astray and don't arrive, they have excellent customer service - NO hassles.
Unread 08-08-2004, 04:55 AM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

Well, "serious" books I can get via interlibrary loan from any university or most college libraries in the country for free, as a perk from being a university librarian myself.

Tel Aviv has a good public library, with a large English collection, but the hours aren't so great.

There's a couple of local chain stores here that carry a lot of English books - anything on the NYTimes best seller list is sure to get here, but the markup is great. Even without the cost difference, I prefer trade paper to hard cover, so there's still the wait.

Haven't tried Amazon yet, am still to chicken to put my credit card on the net.
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Unread 08-08-2004, 05:11 AM
Have you tried Thursday Next: Lost in a Good Book?

I, too, am a Thursday Next fan (and a librarian . . . think there's a connection?). Fabulous books! Great fun! Not recommended for while you're on pain meds, though . . . could drive you right into the other world or something! (just kidding, of course)
Unread 08-08-2004, 06:06 AM
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I'm gonna scoot to the public library on my way home to pick up _Lost in a Good Book_ (the second one). I heard the third one just came out last week!

Thursday would make a terrific film heroine if they didn't always mess things up - look what they did with V.I. Whatshername, the Polish gal who liked high heels.

I guess the books might be okay on pain meds if the staples are out - my goodness, I think the worse thing about the staples was not being able to laugh!
Unread 08-09-2004, 07:31 AM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

Actually there is a fourth book just out. It is called "Something Rotten". I can't wait to start on the series. Are the other books out in paperback?
I think the third book is called "The Well of Lost Plots".
Unread 08-09-2004, 07:34 AM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

I've been checking it out on Amazon -- looks like something I could get hooked on !!

thanks for the tip!
Unread 08-09-2004, 08:05 PM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

There was an article about the author in Sunday's paper. It caught my eye because of this post. I went out tonight and bought the first two books. I've started the first and had to make myself put it down. If I don't I will be up for a few more hours reading. It is a wonderful find. Thank you Marian Paroo.
Unread 08-09-2004, 10:50 PM
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

Votelady -

Glad to be of service!
Unread 08-10-2004, 02:58 AM
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Jasper fforde has written 4 books, eyre affair lost in a good book, something rotten and untitled novel 4.
He is starting to sell in the UK. mainly because of his eyre affair coming out as a book. Where would you classify his books?

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