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READ The Eyre Affair ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ The first installment in Jasper Fforde's New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature obsessed England Fans of Douglas Adams and P G Wodehouse will love visiting Jasper Fforde's Great Britain The first installment in Jasper Fforde's New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature obsessed England Fans of Douglas Adams and P G Wodehouse will love visiting Jasper Fforde's Great Britain circa 1985 when time travel is routine cloning is a reality dodos are the resurrected pet of choice and literature is. I read this years ago I think it was back around 2005 or so I remember liking the book fairly well even though I'd never read Jane Eyre and a modest part of the book's plot touches on that story But I also remember being irritated at the book Something made me bristle when I read it Some elements of the storytelling rubbed me the wrong way I remember talking to the person who recommended the book to me I held it book up and said rather disdainfully This is probably really popular isn't it My friend who worked in a bookstore said that no actually it wasn't all that popular And as soon as she said that I liked the book Thinking back this memory disturbs me And not only because it revealed a disturbing tendency towards the bullshit hipster I only like things nobody else likes mindset Worse than that I think it shows that I was getting a bit twisted up inside because of my inability to get my book published You see by the time 2005 rolled around I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for about 11 years 3 of those years I'd had an agent and had been really really trying to get published And it wasn't going so well Well actually that's not true It was going well because I was on the road to being the published author I am today But I didn't know that in 2005 Back then all I knew is that I wasn't published yet and because of that I was getting a little bitter Well to be fair I was probably than a little bitter I was twisted up enough inside that even the perceived success of a book was enough to make it unpalatable to me Which is a real shame because jump forward to now and I've been listening to the series as an audiobook and enjoying it immensely It's well written and uickly paced There's both humor and wit in ample supply And the world is a delightfully tounge in cheek wish fulfillment alternate earth where the entire populace is passionately engaged in literature There are museums dedicated to authors political parties court the Chaucer block of voters and Baconians go door to door trying to convert people to their philosophy namely that Fredrick Bacon is the man who actually penned the plays credited to Shakespeare Short version If you're a recovering English major or if you're just well read odds are you're going to enjoy this book Ditto if you're a writer provided you're not the sort of twisted up bitter type of writer I was back in 2005

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Nte's novel Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career Fforde's ingenious fantasy enhanced by a Web site that re creates the world of the novel unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix Thursday's zany investigations continue with six bestselling Thursday Next novels including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and the upcoming The Woman Who Died A Lot Visit jasperffordeco. This is so much fun I want to play too And as it happens I have a surprisingly good opening So with the usual perfunctory apologies may I presentThe Meyre Affair a Thursday Next storyThe hardest part is telling them they're fictional After that the rest is usually easy Thursday Next A Life in SpecOpsI could start this story at any number of points but I will choose the moment when I knocked on Manny Rayner's front door Nothing happened so I knocked again He opened itThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

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The Eyre AffairTaken very very seriously it's a bibliophile's dream 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 All this is business as usual for Thursday Next renowned Special Operative in literary detection But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bro. I've been storing up some venom for this review so be preparedFirst of all I want to unleash my fury on whoever in the Rory Gil Book Club suggested this book as February's pick To go from such a brilliant read as Jane Eyre to this was frustrating to say the least It highlighted all the amateurish contrivances of Fforde's writing I rolled my eyes so many times in the first four chapters that I nearly gave myself a headache And no I'm sure it doesn't get better after that that's just where I officially banished the book from my sightHere are my major problems with the part I read1 Okay you're enterting this alternate reality world where many things are similar but different from what we know As Fforde might assume that not all of his readers would be British or familiar with UK current eventshistory perhaps he could have given us a little to go on so that the reader could appreciate the weirdness of this other world without going Ummfrom the way that's said I'm assuming that's not how it happened in real life2 Thursday Next Seriously Thursday Next That just screams I'm writing a strong yet lovably flawed female gumshoe destined to drag you through book after book of literary themed exploits Her character was so stereotypical I could have written it with my eyes closed3 The time travelling father4 If a book is written in first person and you really REALLY want us to know what the character looks like it is textbook cliche to have her pull out a mirror and describe what she sees Puh lease5 Finally the clincher at the end of chapter four I think I wasn't paying all THAT much attention but the straw that made me put away the book for good is that Fforde CLEVERLY I felt like the whole of the book was trying just a little too hard to be clever had Thursday narrate what had happened in her confrontation with her nemesis by putting her in an interrogation setting where she has to tell the police investigators and us conveniently what happened prior to her month long coma Okay that in and of itself is not so bad what kills me is when the only difference between what she says into the tape recorder and what she says in her narration of any other part of the book is the double uotation marks Seriously no one answers an investigator's uestion of So what happened next by saying 'What do you think you're doing' I said 'It's time for me to make my exit' he answered with a smile People write books like that They don't talk like that It was ridiculous Anyway I guess I wouldn't be so annoyed with this book except that it's supposed to be delightful for bibliophiles because it assumes all this familiarity with the classics yet anyone who had read said classics would inevitably chafe under the obvious inferiority of this freshman attempt