May 08 2007

The Eyre Affair

Category: BooksChrisM @ 2:30 am

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde

This is the first in a series of 4 novels – The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots & Something Rotten.
The main character is a woman called Thursday Next (I better go and check that, I’ve read a few books since this one).
She ends up finding a portal between the so called ‘real’ world, and a universe/alternative reality inhabited by characters from novels in the ‘real world’.
Mum & John might like this book, as in the real world of The Eyre Affair, Wales is a fully independent state! The other main things that jumps out from my memories of this book is Thursday’s pet – a dodo! There are a lot of literary references in this novel, and although you’ll still enjoy this book without knowledge of past masters of English Literature, it certainly enhances your experience if you can get some of the in-jokes.
Right thats enough for now, more on the other three books in this series tomorrow 🙂

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