Finished reading the quirky The Eyre Affair. X-Files meets Jane Eyre.Finished reading the quirky The Eyre Affair. X-Files meets Jane Eyre. Eric #review
I loved that series!
I’m working through NPR’s 100 Greatest Sci-fi/Fantasy novels, and this one made the list. Now I want to read or listen to Jane Eyre.
That’s one of my favorite series! Be sure to read the other books too
I plan to.
Jasper Fforde is great! I always feel like I don’t get all the literary references ?
I love how Hades wound up in The Raven, lol.
It really does help if you’ve read the books he’s referencing. I don’t know how the humor would work otherwise.
Who is the author
One of my all-time favorite series — Thursday Next!
I loved that one!
If you like that, I recommend John Dies at the End by David Wong. It’s like reading a funny episode of the X-Files. I absolutely love it.
I loved the movie, and I think it’s on NPR’s 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels.
Oh the book is so much better (of course) !!
I love his books.
Only true bibliophiles will appreciate them.
I can’t reread these enough. I always find something I overlooked. They are beyond clever!
Love that series!
I LOVE Jasper Fforde!! Such an original, insanely talented author!
There’s a character named Jack S**t. Seriously.
Jasper Fforde’s books are fun to read!
I tried, truly I did. No one in my book club liked it.
Their loss, lol.
Isn’t it awful when others do not enjoy the books you love to read?????!!!!
There are plenty of titles for everyone – we don’t all have to like the same things.
@Susan yes lots of book clubs read and liked Eat, Pray, Love which is drivel
I love that series! I need to get back to it!
Ohhh I got to check this out!
Love that whole series! Very clever!
I have borrowed this from the library the other day as it looked like fun
Oh these are such fun books. Perfect for literature fans.
Love this series! One of my favorites!
I love this series! Anytime anyone asks me for recommendations, this is it. Based on their reaction, I can guide them to a next one.
I absolutely love the Thursday Next books!
Love everything he wrote. The Eyre Affair is the first in the series called Tuesday Next they are awesome
I am having difficulty getting into this one after two patrons recommended it to me. Keep trying to finish it.
Great book! That entire series is wonderful!
Loved this book and the series. Highly recommend.
Love this series! Also his Nursery Crime series!
Yes!! Those are great too!
@Greg I haven’t looked at gingerbread men the same since…
Wish there were more Nursery Crimes Books
@Suzanne me too!
What a fun series.
For Jane Eyre fans: if you want to know how the mad wife in the attic came to be there, read The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. I loved it and made it a point to visit Jean Rhys’s home when we visited the Commonwealth of Dominca (gorgeous, still unspoiled Caribbean island).
I absolutely LOVE Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series – haven’t read Nursery Crimes yet
Omg they are splendid!
I love Jasper Fforde! Such fun, creative books. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’d recommend any of his books.
truly if your reading pleasure includes th appreciation of the written word (the love of all literature) jasper is your kinda guy!
I plan to read both Jane Eyre and Richard III because of this story, even though I know how Jane Eyre ends.
@Eric jasper played with storylines… makes a person smile to see when the humor is a reference to an old classic.
Oh, I see.
I have that for Kindle but have never read it.
Have read all his books. So much fun to read.
I loved the whole series!
So entertaining (and the sequel s just get quirkier!) These are landscape from reality books.
Love Jasper Fforde’s books! Both the Thursday Next series and Nursery Rhymes series are great … great humor and both are series where you just have to let your mind go free to take it all in. I end each book wondering how in the world he has come up these very inventive plots.
I’ve tried to read Fforde’s books and just cant get into them.
I love Jasper Fforde! This was the beginning of several years of impatiently waiting for the next book for me!
This is a superb series for people who read the classics.
I wish he would write more nursery crime series and more of the shades of grey. He only wrote one of those and it was really good!
I enjoyed it but got bored with sequel and stopped inmiddle . Loved the concept though and the idea of a brief visit to the past. I would so take a vacation in 1970.