Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Eyre Affair

by Jasper Fforde.

Quickie recap: Thursday Next exists in an alternative 1985 where she works fighting crimes against literature, and becomes involved with Jane Eyre in all kinds of interesting ways (okay, that's a shitty recap, it's the kind of book that you just have to read yourself).

Quickie review: This impressed me. Usually I grow impatient with too many references, but I just really felt that these were obviously not superficial. They were weaved expertly and really became part of the story. It redefines our relationship to fiction.

Quickie recommendation: I don't consider myself to be a huge Bronte fan, but you don't have to be to read this book. However, if you weren't already a Fforde fan, you will be.

Speculative Fiction

Quickie shout-out: Dear Mr. Fforde, you're Ffreakin awesome! Jack Schitt is the best-named character ever!

Quickie thank you: Dearest Eclecta, it has been a pleasure to read through your private library. I am in your debt.


Eclecta said...

Hey Jamie, so glad you liked this one!!! I'm never sure how people will take this book, so it's a bit of a relief that you enjoyed the book rather than thought, "Boy, that Eclecta is a DORK." Well, maybe I still am a dork, but the book got a good review. Yay!!!! :->

Jay said...

I would never think that of you. I might think you have ECLECTIC tastes, but

a) that's a good thing
b) I think you gave me fair warning!

Thérèse said...
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Thérèse said...

I'm reading this right now, actually. What an original idea, eh?