The Eyre Affair
Registered by camis
United Kingdom on 12/9/2003
This Book is Currently in the Wild!
2 journalers for this copy...
Forget the rules of time and reality - just enjoy!
Sent by post to BookGroupMan
Thanks Julie, i'm looking forward to this. Will read on the flight to Oz - so will be much travelled before it gets back to you
This is quite good fun, although you need to have read Bronte to understand the alternate (real??) ending to Jane Eyre and to fully appreciate the story. Fforde has discovered a rich seam here, opening up a portal between fictional and real worlds for mischief & tourism (litourism?) But, I think he’s over-egged the whole thing a bit with the science-fantasy stuff, like time-travel & genetics, the literary references, and the modern setting with an alternative history. It all gets a bit cluttered and over-extended for me. Love the book-worms though.
Finally, a word about the kick-ass villain, Acheron Hades, who's a cross between Hannibal Lecter (the ruthlessness & psychotic tendencies, not a cannibal!) and a Bond megalomaniac bad-guy – “I’ve been expecting you Miss Next” The heroine literary detective Thursday Next just has a couple of lucky breaks – i’m sure we’ve not seen the last of him.
Released on Monday, December 29, 2003
in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.
left with family in Oz - part way through our Xmas/New Year holiday down-under; in a desperate attempt to make room for more books in our luggage!