Monday, August 20, 2007

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

I ran across this book while looking for something new to listen to on audio CD. The title caught my eye since I am a huge fan of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre.

Thursday Next is a literatec, a spec ops agent who specializes in all things literary and is, for the most part, confined to a desk. That is, until the evil Archeron Hades discovers and steals her uncle's new literary portal that allows humans to enter the realm of fiction and alter its contents. He plots to alter Jane Eyre, unless the government meets with his demands. While her Aunt Polly is trapped in the poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud", Thursday has to travel into the Bronte novel, find Hades and stop him from doing any literary damage.

This book is a fun, fantastical read with plenty of action and adventure, set in a futuristic world of time travel and magical portals. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading its sequels.


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