The Eyre Affair
A NovelPaperback - 2003
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Somehow, I managed not to read Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair until quite recently. I was denying myself quite the pleasure. The initial book in the Thursday Next Series, it follows the title character and her pursuit of master criminal Acheron Hades as he cuts a swathe through 19th century literature. This is an alternate reality England: in 1985, time travel is common, the Crimean War… (more)
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"As the saying goes: If you want to get into SpecOps, act kinda weird. We don't tend to pussyfoot around."
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England 1985: Litera Tec agent Thursday Next must solve the mysterious theft of the original manuscript to Martin Chuzzelwith, the disappearance of Jane Eyre from the book around page 187, and how both relate to the possible end to the Crimean War.
Fantastic read for literature lovers everywhere, especially if you enjoy alternative history narratives
The first in the series of Thursday Next books. Here, we start with the basics, with Thursday working for a division of law enforcement that focuses exclusively on book related crimes. All goes relatively well, until the realms of fiction and reality cross-over in all together unexpected ways, leading to the random (of sorts) of the book Jane Eyre.
Oh, and there's all sorts of other brilliantly dry British and literature related humour.
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