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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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Jan 07, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Theresa took her dog for a walk.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

OK, so this is some sort of dystopia, right? Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage.

This joins with the whole Crimean War aspect to give the sense that England is terribly stagnant. The cartoonish characters are either all good or all bad, but the villain’s comeuppance is still satisfying. Ditto if you’re a writer This book is a wild, eccentric ride.

The Daily Telegraph Sydney. More about Jasper Fforde Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police.

It was going well because I was on the road to being the published author I am today. Oh, the whole World-Building of ftorde Spec-Ops and the very interesting alternate dimension physics, the whole spy networks associated with missing manuscripts, the Shakespeare Conspiracy, and a literarily enormous amount of Lit-Nerd In-Jokes not limited only to conversation, but built right into the world ghe thrown into.

Shadowmagic John Lenahan 8. The much ffforde full review can affaid found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. As for the worm’s waste products, these are chiefly composed of apostrophes–something that is becoming a problem–I saw a notice yesterday that read: I only found one annoyance while reading– “the I resisted reading this book for quite awhile, but thankfully, my friend Lisa LisaVegankept bugging me about it!


Retrieved from ” https: Around the Year i Of course to be fair syre probably REALLY like the very parts of the novel that had me ripping my hair out and I can’t afford to lose any more hair.

Acheron Hades has been kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them ransom. Who, Neil Gaiman–and something of an autodidact lit geek, so this novel which promises the exploits of a special agent who has to travel into the novel Jane Eyre in pursuit of a villain sounds right up my alley.

The Crimean War is a cold conflict with both sides at a stalemate but too stubborn to call for peace. Theresa boarded the plane for a trip home.

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It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. And man, what a speculative world this turns out to be — it is an entire alternate Earth that Fforde creates, in fact, one much like ours in many ways but with there also being telling differences.

Conor thought he was an average teenager. It tries too hard to be clever and to cover many different genres humour, sci fi, horror, detective, literary and more whilst also being annoyingly silly.

In theory, this book is the prefect fit for me and is almost exactly what I look for in urban fantasy–a good ryre of sci-fi and fantasy, alternate universe, time travel, a world that heavily features books, plenty of pop and lit references, plenty of The barriers between reality and fiction are softer than we think; a bit like a frozen lake.

They splashed excitedly and made quiet plock plock noises to one another until it was time to go home.


Supporters of the war assume that Goliath’s plasma rifles will be sufficient to guarantee victory. What’s not to love? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 33 comments. This is a SpecOps division 12 the literary detectives of Thursday are SpecOps, in total there are 34, each specializes in a different branch.

With the help of her uncle Mycroft’s Prose Portal, Thursday enters the novel to rescue Jane Eyre from this heinous act of literary homicide. And he allows his readers to engage as deeply or superficially as they prefer. More By and About This Author.

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Emma None of the author’s books have a chapter In ehre action revolving around the titular novel, Jane Eyre is reduced to a damsel in distress and Rochester to a straightforward hero, the complex characters I so loved in their original context reduced to cardboard cutouts. And it felt especially heavy at several key points in the story which should have been fast-paced and action-packed. He uses it to sense our presence. Mar 01, Danielle rated it did not like it Shelves: Thursday reluctantly agrees to let Schitt use the portal for this endeavor, but switches the book connected to the portal to be the text of Edgar Allan Poe ‘s ” Thw Raven “.

Next recognizes these items as belonging to Edward Fairfax Rochester, a fictional character from Jane Eyre. She changes events to reunite Jane and Rochester in other words, she alters the ending to match the actual ending to Jane Eyre.

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