The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

26 Aug

If you like wacky literary books with lots of references, this  book is for you!

The Eyre Affair is set in an alternate universe 1980s England where the Crimean War went on for 100+ years.  Our hero, Thursday Next, fought in the Crimea, has come home, and is now a member of the LiteraTecs SpecOps.  The LiteraTecs deal with all kinds of literary fraud and crime, including a fraudulent Hamlet sequel.  However, a new bad guy, Hades Acheron, is trying to get inside Jane Eyre and change the story.  Can our hero save Jane Eyre?

Side note, one thing I super love about these books is that Shakespeare is pretty much a religion in this alternate universe.  Different people believe certain authors actually authored Shakespeare’s works, and some go door to door trying to convince people they are right.  There’s plenty of other stuuf for the Shakespeare enthusiasts among us.  So, check it out!!!

10/9, cause I love it, but it’s been awhile since I read it.  I may update the rating some other time.


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