The Eyre Affair

by Fforde, Jasper | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0142001805 Global Overview for this book
Registered by buffra of Columbus, Ohio USA on 8/7/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by buffra from Columbus, Ohio USA on Sunday, August 07, 2005
(first in the Thursday Next series)

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where and aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Bronte’s novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide.

A very enjoyable book. I actually read Jane Eyre in preparation for this, but it certainly isn’t necessary. Thursday is a great heroine -- put-upon by her higher-ups but undaunted, surrounded by crazy family members that she finds comforting, and haunted by questions from the past that continue to filter into her present. She navigates time and space (literary space, anyway) to try to defeat Acheron Hades most evil of plans and, at the same time, worries about the upcoming nuptials of her former beau. I have no doubt that there are witticisms and literary allusions galore in this book and that I missed most of them. But I caught enough to make me feel a little clever (!) and the story stands on its own merits.

Journal Entry 2 by buffra from Columbus, Ohio USA on Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Sent to garnetfairy to start her on this fun series.


Journal Entry 3 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Thursday, September 01, 2005
Received in the mail today. Thank you SO MUCH! Will read this after my bookrings.

Journal Entry 4 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Monday, November 28, 2005
Thank you for sending me this book. I dropped out of the bookring for the next book after I received this from you because I was in over my head with bookrings at the time. But I think now, I will see about getting the next book from my local library when I get a chance...still several bookrings to go...but all on time at least.

Thanks again for sharing your book...I am going to pass it along its way now..

Journal Entry 5 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Sending to Cowgirl-up as surprise RABCK for the holidays!

Journal Entry 6 by cowgirl-up from Springfield, Ohio USA on Monday, December 12, 2005
Thank you so much garnetfairy! I received this book as a RABCK as thanks for organizing the Int'l Secret Santa this year. No thanks were required as I enjoyed watching the number of participants grow, but this bok is much appreciated.

Journal Entry 7 by cowgirl-up at Frankfort, Ohio USA on Monday, May 16, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (5/16/2011 UTC) at Frankfort, Ohio USA


Mailed off to CA as part of the bookswap feature over on GoodReads. Enjoy!

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