Monday, April 5, 2010

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde is the first book in a series about Thursday Next, a special operative agent in an alternative version of 1985 England. Thursday works for the LiteraTec department that investigates mysterious happenings in the world of books and literature. In this first novel, Thursday must deal with a serial killer and general psycho, Hades, who seems to allude photographs, police, and reality. Thursday eventually follows Hades into Jane Eyre where she has to be careful to stay out of the story or change the novel forever. Will she survive Hades? Will she survive the book world? Read this book if you love Jane Eyre, if you like metafiction, or you're interested in suspense thrillers. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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