A story about this — 6 years ago
It started out even better than The Eyre Affair. I was giggling and delighted… until the plot started getting going. Once the main conflict for the rest of the book is established, the book continues to slide downhill steadily until the disappointing and baffling ending. I was almost bored to tears by most of the Jurisfiction stuff, but the few bright spots of hilarity and brilliant-strangeness were almost enough to make up for it.