The Eyre Affair

by Jasper Fforde | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 034073356x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Mastulela of Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on 7/12/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Mastulela from Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 12, 2004
This is a duplicate.
I think this is the best of the Thursday Next, literary detective novels. The reader can do as much detecting, picking up the bookish allusions as Thursday has to do to solve the kidnapping of characters from the world of fiction. The boundaries between reality and imagination, between time zones is non-existant. An engaging romp through a fantasy world where, if you want the real truth about why Jane Eyre marries Rochester and not St. John Rivers, you can read all about it. Quirky humour.

Journal Entry 2 by Mastulela at on Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Release planned for Saturday, July 17, 2004 at Apres Cafe-Bar, Summerrow in Birmingham, England United Kingdom.

B'ham BCUK 2004 Unconvention

Journal Entry 3 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 18, 2004
This book has been recommended to me several times by a good friend. It was the first book I spirited away into my bag at the un-convention! Many thanks Mastulela

Journal Entry 4 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 05, 2004
I really enjoyed this book, every bit as good as I was told, if not better. The subtle differences between reality and the world of the book was very well done, and having done Jane Eyre for my O'levels it was nice that it was a book I was familiar with that was fiddled with!

My hubby will now read the book then I will offer it to other book crossers I think. If my librarian sister has not read it I think I will make her! She would make an excellent Literary Detective.

Journal Entry 5 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 05, 2004
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Journal Entry 6 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 25, 2004
Hubby just finished the book - he said, and I quote "I enjoyed the book, it was very good".

I am saving this copy now for katweeble and sandyundead when I next see them. I offered it as a ray but I think other copies have been offered before - so I will suggest they wild release it once they have read it.

Woops - I forgot to journal my release! Yes the book is from me - when I saw it on your wish list I changed it's plans. I am sure my sister (katweeble) will forgive me, and my neice (sandyundead) - as they have tons to read!

Journal Entry 7 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Friday, October 22, 2004
Received this book in the mail today. I'm assuming it's from Weebly, who made the last journal entry. Thanks! Now I can return the library book and take my time reading it.

Journal Entry 8 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Friday, November 05, 2004
I received this book and another one like it through quadrat's sweepstakes. So instead of hogging both of them, I offered this one up on the relay site. It will now be traveling to Jamesmum.

Journal Entry 9 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Thank you! Will read then pass on to another BXer.

1/12/05: Okay, I am hooked - I LOVED the premise of this mystery! Sci fi meets mystery meets literature - what a mix! I don't even know how to describe this book to anyone who hasn't read it. If you like quirky novels, give this one a try. I've already borrowed the next two "Thursday Next" novels from my local library. Anyone have a copy of "Something Rotten" to trade?

1/24/05: I am sending this to EvaLowrain as a RABCK - I hope she enjoys it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 10 by EvaLowrain from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Thursday, January 27, 2005
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm excited about reading this.

Journal Entry 11 by EvaLowrain from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Great read! I really enjoyed the unique world Fforde created. And, the narrative was fun to read. I like the way it pays tribute to hard-boiled detective novels without slipping into mockery. The love story was really weak, though. Still, I've already started on the second book, which says something to me about how much I enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing! I intend to see if I can RABCK it to someone else.

This is going to xIxion as a RABCK. It'll ship Wed., May 25.

Journal Entry 12 by ixion from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Eva is such a doll! Thank you so much for this RABCK, you granted my No. 1 wish!! *smooches*

03/12/06 -- This book has finally made its way to the top of Mount TBR. I'll be sure to RABCK it when I'm done. I've been looking forward to reading this book for a long time!

04/06/06 -- I'm still reading this book. I'm enjoying it, but kinda feels like the plot has slowed to a crawl around page 75-150. It finally feels like it's picking up again.

Journal Entry 13 by ixion from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 08, 2006
Whew. Took me a bit to read this one, mostly because I've only had a few minutes here and there to dedicate to it. Chapters were short, but I also kept losing track of some of the characters at the beginning. I managed to polish this off due to the rain today!

I liked it alot, couldn't say this was my absolute drop dead favorite, but it's certainly up there.

I was disappointed that Hades took the fall and that she got married. I was really hoping those would be a long term struggle for her. I liked Hades, he was a good villain. Would have been great to see this long term cat-and-mouse chase between the two of them. Then again, maybe there will be, haven't picked up the second book!

Of course, if I had a choice, I would have picked Spike, although in real life I probably would have landed with Bowden rather than Landen.

Book beginning and ending were great, the middle sort of drags in parts. Had he fixed that, I think this would have been a better book! I love the bookworms and their gassy passings. I thought that was adorable.

I've already decided who I am wishlist RABCKing this to, I just have to get in contact for an address.

Journal Entry 14 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 23, 2006
This book was revealed by Ixion in a live swap during our dinner at the 2006 Toronto Bookcrossing convention. People kept taking my book away from me so I decided to end the game and have Ix reveal for me and she came through! I've been wanting to read this book for a while, I hear it's quite good!
Thanks!

Journal Entry 15 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 29, 2012
Thursday Next is a veteran of the long-running Crimea war and is a Special Ops member of LiteraTec. Members of this part of the government help investigate crimes of a literary nature. Next is brought in to investigate the missing original book of Dicken's Chuzzlewit. The area holding the book had high security, no cameras saw the crime happen, and the glass surrounding the book hadn't been disturbed. Next knows this is from the second most dangerous person in the world, Acheron Hades. Hades has special abilities, never being seen on cameras, changing the way he looks, etc. LiteraTec suspects that Hades is trying to take characters out of books or jump in to them themselves.

What were to happen if a character were to be killed off from a book in the outside world? Would a new ending be created? Would the book stop? Hades soon gets his hands on the original Jane Eyre novel and that's when all hell breaks loose.

This was a fun and incredibly clever book. At times I felt like Fforde was trying to accomplish too much in one book, what with a time travelling dad, trying to determine if Shakespeare was the legitimate author of all his plays, the Crimean war, and a love story. Somehow it all worked but I think the book could have been even better if there was a little less packed in to this book.

This was enjoyable, I'm going to move on to the next book right away!

Journal Entry 16 by HoserLauren at Panera Bread - Square One in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (4/28/2013 UTC) at Panera Bread - Square One in Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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