The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair
by: Jasper Fforde


Series: Thursday Next Series, Book 1

Challenges: TBR Challenge

Published: 2001

# of pages: 374

Quote: "'There is nothing for me after Jane leaves with that slimy and pathetic excuse for a vertebrate, St. John Rivers." -Rochester p. 331


This is a book I've been meaning to read for several months now. Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time. I discovered it in high school and have read it 3 times now. It's been years since I've read it so I think I'll be reading it again someday soon, especially after reading The Eyre Affair.

This is a literature lover's dream book! Thursday Next is a woman living in 1980s England, but it isn't the 1980s or the England that we know. Time traveling, cloning, and vampires are just a few of the fantastic things that exist in Thursday's world. Another amazing aspect of her world is how popular literature is. Instead of TV everyone watches classic plays and reads classic books. People take literature very seriously, many of them even change their names to reflect their favorite poet or author! But because literature is such a big interest, it also creates interesting crimes.

Thursday works for a devision of the police called LiteraTec, which handles all literature related crimes such as forging, illegal revising, and thefts. When the original manuscript of Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit are stolen, she becomes involved and what follows is a crazy adventure. She takes part in every major event anyone of that time could wish to experience. She's like a futuristic Nancy Drew. She just can't seem to stay out of trouble.

While this isn't the most well-written novel, it is definitely worth reading. I'm assuming that if you are reading this blog you are a book lover, so I think you will enjoy The Eyre Affair. And if you are a Jane Eyre fan you will definitely enjoy seeing another side of Mr. Rochester and Bronte's novel. There is some bad language, but it isn't overwhelming, so I recommend this book to literature lovers and adults who are fans of sci-fi/fantasy.

4 comments:

Nymeth said...

I must read this book!

Red Eyes said...

Glad I found this blog and wondering where you get your inspiration. I see you like reading but have you read the master and margarita?

If only I can find my way back through your trail, I would love to stop by again?

Andrea said...

Nymeth, go for it! Especially since you just read Jane Eyre a couple of weeks ago and it's still fresh in your mind.

Red Eyes, I just love to read and love getting recommendations from other bloggers. That's how I found out about The Eyre Affair. I haven't read The Master and Margarita. I'll see if it's at my local library. Keep visiting my blog! I write about every book I read.

Jess said...

i ADORE this book! it is one of the best books i read last year- it was hard to catch all the lit. ref...but it was WONDERFUL!!!

great site and design!

jess

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