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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Summer readings: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Acheron Hades has been kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair eyde damage. Yes truly, The Eyre Affair is mad a pants in the best, terrifically possible way. Having be dropped right smack into the action of The Woman Who Died a Lot which was released earlier this year by Hodder and Stoughton and being convinced that the Thursday Next series was a series that I really wanted to read, Lee offered me this book to review and I am pleased, well more than pleased.

Meeting Thursday from the beginning is worth your time.

Let me rephrase it, it is compulsory! The Eyre Affair ffirde place in an alternate version of England, where the Crimean war still continues between Russia and England, and where Wales has declared independence.

But there is more to the world that just the two above mentioned events. The creation of this alternate world was grand but not over the top, every piece fit into the puzzle and gave a fascinating sense. And then there is Thursday Next, Crimean war veteran turned literary detective.

These detectives specialize in crimes concerning books, be it from stolen works to copyright infringement. Jzsper is on Thursday the story focuses and she is also used as the point-of-view for storytelling. After her job to look for a stolen text goes wrong, Thursday in convinced by her future self to take a job in Swindon, travelling across time and space is again not a strange occurrence! From that point on everything happens in and around Swindon.

And we also get to meet up with some of the other characters, one being the uncle of Thursday, Mycroft Next.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde book review

Mycroft, the professor of the family has designed some pretty cool stuff. Bookworms, who lead to some quirky dialogue phrasings but he also creates the Prose Portal, which allows travel into books!

This is just great stuff. There was just a clever way of showing the traveling into the book by Hades and Thursday, but also kidnapping the characters out of the books and the following scenes. For starters the ChronoGuard. This is a SpecOps division 12 the literary detectives of Thursday are SpecOps, in total there are 34, each specializes in a different branch. It was also a pretty cool start of the book itself:. And luckily we see him popping into place a few times, saving the day but also showing a funny paragraph when time freezes!


Goliath Cooperation, who as a weapons producer want to have the best weapons to finally end the Crimean War. In order to achieve their goals they need to travel into the books.

But their motivations remain a bit illusive, and they, by all means do not shy ffrde from using some violence. This is definitely a organization that Thursday will have to keep a close eye on for what she did with one of their agents Jack Schitt. As you see the construction of affalr plot line of the book it just fall to notice that there is actually quite a thriller element thw into it.

Although there is humorous tone to the book these elements do not go unnoticed and the subtle integration was neatly put together. It combines some great elements that truly make this book comes to japer in more than jas;er dimension.

Combining funny and witty dialogues but also numerous literary ideas with the bookworms and names of several of the characters make this a terrific read and should be compulsory for everyone. It takes a while to get used to the alternate England that the characters live in, tforde 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 dodos, 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.

A detective focusing in the world of literature, which has a far greater influence in this alternate universe, she is also a past soldier and carries her scars from that conflict. The Eyre Affair Thursday Next: Lost in a Good Book Thursday Next: Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed, is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep.

It seems that Landen, her husband of fou Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well jassper Lost Plots the place where all fiction is createdThursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent famil Something Rotten Thursday Next: The resourceful literary jasperr Thursday Next returns to Swindon from the BookWorld accompanied by her son Friday and none other than the dithering Hamlet.

First Among Sequels Thursday Next: Thursday Next is back. Once a key figure in the BookWorld police force One of our Thursdays is Missing Thursday Next: It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld.

Ffforde the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace t The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindo We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if eyrf is the right book for them.


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Jane Doe is a weredeer, the jaspdr shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done Jasper Fforde began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Erye and Entrapment. The Eyre Affair shows a great combination of jssper thriller, sci-fi, detective and fantasy.

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