The Eyre Affair—totally off-the-wall!

Posted: January 17, 2011 in books
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I finished Jasper Fforde’s “The Eyre Affair” in between those moments when I feel like I’m drowning in silence and sadness. It seemed to be the perfect choice for a bit of escapism, after all.

There’s nothing quite like Fforde’s imagination, wherein he recreates a Great Britain in a parallel world, with dodos still existing, with the Crimean War still ongoing after over a century, and with literary detectives being actual government jobs. At the middle of it all is Thursday Next, who is quite a cool heroine.

Anyone who loves books will probably enjoy this. After all, it is fiction about fiction, with characters jumping in between the real and literary worlds. It’s a mishmash of mystery, thriller, science fiction, and fantasy, but not quite. Let’s just say it is way too unique. Fforde is indeed a master at the suspension of disbelief.

Thanks to Bloo for gifting me this, and I can’t wait to read the other books in the series!

  1. blooey says:

    I think I have an extra copy of the next book, Lost in a Good Book and The First Among Sequels for you. Will help you hunt down the others.

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