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NY Times Review
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1402  Tuesday, 8 July 2003

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Date:           Monday, 7 Jul 2003 20:41:33 -0700
Subject:        NY Times Review

The New York Times Book Review section of June 22, 2003, has a review of
"Lost in a Good Book", written by Jasper Fforde, reviewed by Bruno
Maddox.

"The population of Fforde's bizarro world is, for example, divided over
the question of who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays, and people
debate this matter with approximately the same fervor and bitterness
that contemporary Americans adopt when arguing about abortion.  Fort
Knox has been converted to store the Library of Congress's most valuable
works.  And there is a whole branch of the criminal underground
dedicated to erudite malfeasance as counterfeiting undiscovered
Shakespeare plays and bogus endings to Byron's "Don Juan," thus creating
a need for literary detectives like the shapely Ms. Next."  (Ms. Next is
the hero of the novel -rk)

Sounds like fun.

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