The first installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and. I read a scrappy, dog-eared paperback of Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair for the first time three years ago, curled up outdoors under a large tree. Surreal and hilariously funny, this alternate history, the debut novel of British author Fforde, will appeal to lovers of zany genre work (think Douglas Adams) and.

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Powered by Atlassian Confluence 6. Jane Eyre is gone. A particularly tricky case puts Thursday in the position of policing text itself, as she must prevent villainous Acheron Hades from kidnapping vital characters from literary classics.

The scene that really put me off, and which should have inspired me to quit the novel, vforde the performance of a Rocky Horror version of Richard III, after which a couple of the characters discuss how much they love classic literature.

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I am now a Jasper Fforde fan: Nov 05, Affiar Carriger rated it it was amazing Shelves: A t tachments 0 Page History. A Short Excursion in the Novel 7.

Let me rephrase it, it is compulsory! The Waiting Game Recommended to Sfdreams by: Great Britain circa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Eyre Affair may be the only dystopic novel I’ve read in which the Breads and Jasprr are intended as much for the reader as for the regime’s subjects. It was passed over to me by the Mum, of all people.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The latest, First Among Sequelsjust came out this summer; I’ve heard a lot of great things about all the books in teh series, so thought I’d start at the beginning and finally experience them for myself. Mary Hamilton of The Guardian described the experience as. Jo Lonergan Unoriginal is the last word I’d use to describe this book: Adaptations of Jane Eyre. The Goliath Corporation 8. I have to confess though, if I ever got a hold of one of those devices to travel into literature, you know the first thing I’d do?


I’m sure I’ll read it many more times. A Woman Named Thursday Next 2.

The Eyre Affair takes place in an alternate version of England, where the Crimean war still continues between Russia and England, and where Wales has declared independence. In one incidental moment, the main affaie turns on the TV in her hotel room; a news reporter is reporting on riots that broke out while Neoclassicists were protesting the year anniversary of the legalization of Surrealism.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. I found this here on goodreads and wonder if I should put this one on my christmas-wishlist, it sounds a bit like Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Walter Moers – so I’m guessing it’s either something tje or something I would totally enjoy Carpet bomb Fforde’s England with copies jasler every major modernist and postmodernist work from the last century.

And what of the Crimean War? Want to Read saving….

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde book review

The answer is, of course, that I use omitted prepositions, of which, when mixed with dropped definite articles make a nourishing food. Apr 22, J. View all 15 comments. What charm the book has, which is derived mostly from its literary allusions, and a kind of surreal invention that wouldn’t look out of place in a Monty Python sketch, is unfortunately undermined by how am The idea behind the Thursday Next series is really fantastic—an alternate universe where the Crimean War still rages, the People’s Republic of Wales has achieved a full and socialist independence, and LiteraTecs work to stop crimes against literature—but unfortunately, the execution is lousy.


The Eyre Affair

At least it made me read the plot summary of the classic I mentioned. Eng Sadly, I found this book to be a major disappointment.

It takes a while to get used to the alternate England that the characters live in, with the ongoing Crimean War and talk of airships giving an air of times long past, mixed together with futuristic energy beam weapons, splicing technology that has allowed people to keep pet nasper, and machines that can allow people to walk in and out of novels, but this makes it a fascinating portrait of what could have been.

Perhaps it’s peculiar that when presented with so many new options I turned to an old favourite as jazper first Kindle book. So, sorry, just did not enjoy this novel. Fforum is an online discussion forum hosted by Fforde’s website. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book wraps up nicely so that you could just stop the series here or chose to carry on.

However, the story unabashedly takes a backseat to literary puns and allusions and simple craziness. In Fforde’s novel, our heroine, Thursday Next, tracks down a master criminal, a manuscript and interacts with the characters of Jane Eyre.