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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Things go awry, of course, and the original manuscript is compromised — but with felicitous consequences for Miss Eyre, Mr. Looking for beautiful books?

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You get the point. Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who has found undeath isn’t all it was promised fafair be. The Eyre Affair takes that feeling, the moment you lose the sense of yourself and become engrossed in the story, and creates high adventure and wild drama ehre the porous boundaries between fiction and real life. Regular law enforcement agencies still exist, alongside new specialized agencies under the single organization SpecOps Special Operations.

I’m only stating the obvious because I couldn’t not forget that she’s a female character written by a male author all the way through the book.

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fforde is like a lobotomized Borges, finding ways to dumb down the literature he loves instead of finding new and interesting depths. I think its aim must’ve been for witty and punny, but instead, it came off as forced and heavy-handed.

The body count is high, plus some grossness factor. To ask other readers questions about The Eyre Affairplease sign up.

I want to play too! The humour reminded me somewhat of Douglas Adams—very British and somewhat silly. People change their names to John Milton out of devotion. 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.


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I call it Rule Number One. Looking for More Great Reads? It has a charming irreverent take on Kasper splashed excitedly and made quiet plock plock noises to one another until it was time to go home.

There’s no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. Oh, the whole World-Building of the Spec-Ops and the very interesting alternate dimension physics, the whole spy networks associated with missing manuscripts, the Shakespeare Conspiracy, and a literarily enormous amount of Lit-Nerd In-Jokes not limited only to conversation, but built right into the world we’re thrown into.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I thought that I would not appreciate it as I have never read Jane Eyre. The New Yorker show more. As I said I don’t really like this book A particularly tricky case puts Thursday in the position of policing text itself, as she must prevent villainous Acheron Hades from kidnapping vital characters from literary classics. In hers, the Crimean War is still going. Rhe, I’ll probably try at least one since I finally got through this one.

A peace movement in Britain is gaining popularity. It was going well because I was ffkrde the road to being the published author I am today. Should I give it a try? The Post and Courier. Plot, pacing, dialogue, characterisation—everything was at the level that jaspeg would expect from the first draft of a book from a first-time writer.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

And surrealism is controversial enough to spark riots? Books of the Week. The book was generally acclaimed, with critics calling it “playfully irreverent”, [4] “delightfully daft”, [5] “whoppingly imaginative”, [6] and “a work of Let’s start with the world building. And what of the Crimean War? If Gorm Ingerson really wanted to drink himself to death, The book also takes place in an alternate universe where the Crimean War is still being fought, and there are special operatives such as the Chrono-guard and the Literary Detectives as well as others.


All the books centre around Jennifer Strange, who manages a company of magicians named ‘Kazam’, and her attempts to keep the noble arts from the clutches of big business and property tycoons. Baconians are trying to convince the w Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun – a novel unlike any other and an introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer and his singular fictional universe.

The Eyre Affair First edition cover. Oct 19, Jason Pettus rated it really liked it. If you’re familiar with Jane Eyreyou might think you’ll know what happens. Fforde delivers almost every sentence with a sly wink, and he’s got an easy way with wordplay, trivia, and inside jokes. A Short Excursion in the Novel 7.

It’s a tiny, crisp-edged device packed with possibility, pregnant with literally millions of experiences. 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 a frozen lake.

Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun, The Eyre Affair is a caper unlike any other and an introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer and his singular fictional universe.

I found the character of Thursday Next to be quite shallow.