Monday, July 16, 2007
The Eyre Affair
I had started reading Jasper Fforde's Jack Sprat novels a while back, but it took me until now to try out the Thursday Next books he started with. I went in to the Eyre Affair expecting it to be a bit more straight forward, focusing on literary mysteries instead of fairy tale ones. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Fforde is just as willing to go off the deep end and have some fun while writing these books as well. Vampires, time travel, government conspiracies, and a 150 year long war all combine into a novel that is really about an attempt to improve the ending of Jane Eyre. Lots of fun, even if you don't know anything about the Bronte's going in.