Monday, June 1, 2009

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

This is a reread for me, but it was just as good as the first time I read it. I also realized that I was mistaking Fforde's altered version of Jane Eyre for the real one. I, for a moment, thought that Jane actually went to India John Rivers, and then I saw the Masterpiece Theater movie version, and had to smack myself in the forehead.
I love this book. Fforde is extremely witty, and his subject is one that is close to my heart, so I'll always be in for reading his books. Thursday Next is a great character, a strong woman, with values, and she almost never relies on anyone else for anything. All the surrounding characters are flushed and wonderful, and the story never gets boring. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Its a great story with loads of great little jokes.


  1. I read only one of this series and I don't remember which one but it definitely wasn't The Eyre Affair. I like Ffordes idea and the one I read was quite decent. I will have to reach for more of them soon.

  2. I thought this book was cute! I read it not too long ago, you should have told me it was on your book list, I would have let you borrow it!

    Maybe we can do a book swap when you're up next week.