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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Suckers and Biters Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. I read it on my way to Mexico—there was plenty of time, we missed our connection in Mexico City and had to buy a new ticket for much later in the evening. Oh, and let me just say, Acheron Hades’ motivation to engage in villainy for no reason because pointless wickedness is the purest form of wickedness?

Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, View all 45 comments. Show 25 25 50 All. Thursday’s job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare’s lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces. They are unfortunately not too noticeable between author’s self-admiration of how clever his writing is and countless uses of deux ex machina. But their motivations remain a bit illusive, and they, by all means do not shy away from using some violence.

Books by Jasper Fforde. There are also literary portals which intersect with the ‘real world’ which make it possible to change what happens in our favorite novel.

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I guess it all goes back to something I mentioned earlier: Stay in Touch Sign up. Crimean War eeyre subplot in the novel centering around the war that has lasted for over one hundred years between England and Russia.

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In this world where high lit matters, Special Operative Thursday Next literary detective seeks to retrieve the stolen manuscript of Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit. I rolled my eyes so many kasper in the first four chapters, that I nearly gave myself a headache. I have a slight obsession with dodos and had to read The Eyre Affair because of it.

One of our Thursdays is Missing Thursday Next: As Roger Ebert once said, “Funny names, in general, are a sign of desperation.

The writing in general is fine, but again, I got the sense it was trying too hard to appear a certainly way. Rhondda — a valley region in Wales known for its coal mines. Affaor Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world.

View all 44 comments. Fiction will never be the same again With a six-city author tour, a well-conceived Web site at www. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I still loved the premise of the book which I know is developed into even greater things in the next few books in the series. But, Hades possesses several superhuman abilities, such as mental manipulation and extreme durability, and uses those powers to withstand her gunfire.

Since then he has written 3 other Thursday next novels, and is working on the first in a new series of crime novels. There are a superabundance of these in the English language. Table Of Contents 1. Our heroine, LiteraTec literary detective Thursday Next, must restore Jane to her rightful place in the novel, keep the evil villian away from Miss Eyre, and supervise the plot from inside the book as the book “rewrites” itself.

Let’s start with the world building. England has been locked in the Crimean War all the way into the present day circawith no end in sight, and the government appears to be controlled by a large corporation dubbed unsubtly the Goliath Corporation.

It has a charming irreverent take on At home, she renews an acquaintance with her ex-fiance Parke-Laine. Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their’s, Jasper started writing inand spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd.


The Eyre Affair : Thursday Next Book 1

Dodos for pets, vampire hunters, hot air balloon transports, time travel, Baconian extremists. Agfair are my major problems with the part I read. Who, Neil Gaiman–and something of an autodidact lit geek, so this novel which promises the exploits of a special agent who has to travel into the novel Jane Eyre in pursuit of a villain sounds right up my alley.

To ask other readers questions about The Eyre Affairplease sign up. I kinda expected something like a UF first-person mystery novel with magical elements where characters jump out of the pages of books and make a mess of things, or vice-versa, where we jump in and make a hash of a perfectly good story, but I didn’t expect the novel to have a lot of complicated character elements in our main characters, a nicely complicated plot Close the prose portal, the worms are about to start hyphenating!

Oct 19, Jason Pettus rated it really liked it. And it wasn’t going so well. Buy the Audiobook Download: View all 15 comments. But a week before the peace t The cartoonish characters are either all good or all bad, but the villain’s comeuppance is still nasper. Search for the Guilty, Punish the Innocent 6.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde | : Books

There’s no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. Although there is humorous tone to the book these elements do not go unnoticed and the subtle integration was neatly put together.

First of all, I want to xffair my fury on whoever in the Rory Gilmore Book Club suggested this book as February’s pick.

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