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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Reading a truly good book, the page opens like a trapdoor and you simply fall through. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost literally in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. Fforum is an online discussion forum hosted by Fforde’s website.

The Eyre Affair : Thursday Next Book 1

At least it made me read the plot summary of the classic I mentioned. I’d like to think I’d be treated as a liberator. Of course, the author of a book like this must hope to capitalize on a pre-existing Jane Eyre fan base She rescues Mycroft and the Prose Portal, and returns Jane to the novel. Some elements of the storytelling rubbed me the wrong way. But wait, thanks to cloning, scientists have been able to bring dodos out of extinction, and it turns out that they make great pets! There are general Thursday Next threads as well as a specific Eyre Affair thread.


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With great power, comes great responsibility, and there even is a special police unit that deals with works of literature – and the misuse and mistreatment of manuscripts and characters. Martin Chuzzlewit Is Reprieved Fforde delivers almost every sentence with a sly wink, and he’s got an easy way with wordplay, trivia, and inside jokes.

If Gorm Ingerson really wanted to drink himself to death, Rhondda — a valley region in Wales known for its coal mines. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Short Excursion in the Novel 7. I don’t understand who this book is written for.

It highlighted all the amateurish contrivances of Fforde’s writing. The BookWorld’s leading enforcement ffprde Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. Lists with This Book.

You see, by the time rolled around, I’d been working on The Name of the Wind for about 11 years. Search for the Guilty, Punish the Innocent 6.

This in no way damaged my reading experience.

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As always I’m pretty backed up on “to read” books but again I have friends who assure me I’ll like some of the later ones better! I have had some difficulty reconciling the witty, bantering tone of your novel The Eyre Affair with its hardboiled plotline and tendency to shift focus without warning. eure

In theory, this book is the prefect fit for me and is almost exactly what I look for in urban fantasy–a good mix 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 ffofde frozen lake. Most people seem to adore this book and the jaspet of the series, but I thought it was pretty terrible.


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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

This is so much fun. Thus, Affaie must repeatedly suffer the devastating loss of Jane when she runs away from him upon discovering his secret marriage.

I will check out more of this series but I will wait a while. There are a superabundance of these in the English language. Does Fforde think people bring cutlery to midnight showings of Afffair Room because they feel Tommy Wiseau is an auteur?

View all 4 comments. It was also a pretty cool start of the book itself:.