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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During the capture attempt she is shot, but a copy of Jane Eyre stops Hades’ bullet. He also kidnaps Mycroft, Polly, and the Prose Portal in order to blackmail the literary world; any changes made to the plot of a novel’s original manuscript will change all other copies. Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
Emma None of the author’s jwsper have a chapter So, with the usual perfunctory apologies, may I present The Meyre Affair: Awesome kick start to tne series Want to Read saving….
The idea of ffoorde alternate history steeped in literary and artistic tradition so strong that it influences government policy-making and triggers riots is a wonderful concept, and your ability to convey this with a wink and a nod is great. Retrieved from ” https: The Bartimaeus Trilogy Jonathan Stroud 9.
The Eyre Affair
Always ridiculous, often hilarious The answer is, of course, that I use omitted prepositions, of which, when mixed with dropped definite articles make a nourishing food. Now imagine a world where others love books as much as you and they have found a way to travel inside the pages of said book OR pull characters out. At the same time, I was struck by how nonchalantly he presented the large and potentially confusing differences between our world and his.
During a flashback to her childhood, Thursday jsper a seemingly supernatural event, whereby she was able to physically enter the world of the novel and briefly became acquainted with Rochester. Rhondda — a valley region in Wales known for its coal mines. I don’t understand who this book is written for. Really, how very quaint.
Summer readings: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
I am now a Jasper Fforde fan: She changes events fyre reunite Jane and Rochester in other words, she alters the ending to match the actual ending to Jane Eyre. This is just great stuff. Apr 07, Phrynne rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Roger Ebert once said, “Funny names, in general, are a sign of desperation. Fabulous idea, terrible execution.
To demonstrate his demands are serious, Hades kills Mr Quaverley, a minor character from the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit. It was time to be able to say that I had given it a try.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. It has a gazillion little play on words, literary references, and random shout outs to books that it was a fantastic treat for me. I only found one annoyance while reading– “the I resisted reading this book for ere awhile, but thankfully, my friend Lisa LisaVegankept bugging me about it!
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde
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The Los Angeles Times. This was my third read and first listen, and it’s still a five star read for me. As I said I don’t really like this book One such hit, for example, has turned out to be the delightful speculative novel The Eyre Affairby the Douglas-Adamsesque Jasper Fforde; it has in fact inspired an entire series of popular novels since then set in the same speculative universe, collectively known as the “Thursday Next” series because of its main protagonist.
And he allows his readers to engage as deeply or superficially as they prefer.
I guess it all goes back to something I mentioned earlier: As I mentioned there were enough amusing moments in the book to qualify it as belonging to humor genre. I wanted to stab my brain out having to read some of those awful names.
In a world full to bursting with jaspe heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Affzir About The Eyre Affair Suspend your disbelief, find a quiet corner and just surrender to the storytelling voice of the unstoppable, ever-resourceful Thursday Next.
There are a superabundance of these in the English language. The scene that really put me off, and which should have inspired me to quit the novel, was the performance of a Rocky Horror version of Richard III, after which a couple of the characters discuss how much they love classic literature.
This really was a romp! This is a thoroughly delightful and brilliant book. I mentioned amusing moments.
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair. View all 44 comments. Two of my favorite parts that are NOT spoilers: This is a fun romp set in a Thatcherless Britain complete with time travel, genetically resurrected dodo birds, a Crimeean War that has affqir going on for more than years, huge zeppelins instead of planes, crazy inventor uncles and lost in time fathers, street gangs made of bookclub members fighting for the good name of their favorite author, costume opera archenemies and about 30 secret police organizations.