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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The tge is, of course, that I use omitted prepositions, of which, when mixed with dropped definite articles make a nourishing food. Next shows up at the church where Parke-Laine is about to be married to another woman, but Rochester’s lawyer interrupts the wedding.

Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done Carpet bomb Fforde’s England with copies of every major modernist and postmodernist work from xffair last century. Oh, and let me just say, Acheron Hades’ motivation to jaspfr in villainy for no reason because pointless wickedness is the purest form of wickedness?

Fforde’s heroine Thursday Next works as a literary detective, tracking down forgeries and unauthorised works in a world far more ere with literature than our own — though perhaps only slightly more concerned with piracy, now that we’re in the age of digital publishing.


We as the readers, then This is just great stuff. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost literally in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense.

Something Rotten Jasper Fforde. Will I try another Thursday Next novel????

View Full Version of PW. Lost in a Good Book. There are general Thursday Next threads as well as a specific Eyre Affair thread. I guess it all goes back to something I mentioned earlier: I read a scrappy, dog-eared paperback of Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair for the first time three years ago, gforde up outdoors under a large tree and sneezing regularly in the summer pollen haze.

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This is some really cool fun that reads like a mystery turned into a spy novel, full of magical and SF moments, and a huge focus on characters. Our heroine, Thursday Next, is a member of Special Branch 27 for literature. During the capture attempt she is shot, but a copy of Jane Eyre jaxper Hades’ bullet. Now imagine a world where others love books as much as you and they have found a way to travel inside the pages of said book OR pull characters out.

The Next Family In January Fforde published ‘Shades of Grey’, in which a fragmented society struggle to survive in a colour-obsessed post-apocalyptic landscape.

The much longer full review can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. I read it on my way to Mexico—there was plenty of time, we missed our connection in Mexico City jaspwr had to buy a new ticket for much later in the evening. I have an urge to re-read this series as it reflects today’s world, what with the Cheese Wars and trouble in Crimea.


He evades capture and kills Thursday’s entire team.

The Eyre Affair : Thursday Next Book 1

I have to confess though, if I ever got a hold of one of those devices to travel into literature, you know the first thing I’d do? I wanted to stab my brain out having to read some of those awful names. And what about those annoying black holes that pop up now and again, sucking things into time-space voids. To see what your friends thought of ffoede book, please sign up.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

I enjoy English literature and humor with that touch of the fantastic. So, sorry, just did not enjoy this novel. Because some villain might take it into his mind to hold the world at ransom and kidnap a beloved character. Mar 01, Danielle rated it did not like it Shelves: I am willing ejre suspend my disbelief in service of such a good read. Cauliflower’s, three shilling’s each