The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

About the book

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of ‘Jane Eyre’. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary – and a woman called Thursday Next. In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

Reviewed by Titchfield Book Group:

I found this book really intriguing. Full of interesting concepts and amusing in parts. However, most others in the group thought it juvenile and superficial. Overall not a popular choice.

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde”

  1. Review by Weston Readers:
    2/7 enjoyed it a lot. About 2 disliked it and 2 not impressed. Good holiday reading which was not so funny for some people.
    Star rating: **+

  2. Review by Eastleigh Wed Reading Group:
    Majority enjoyed it. A silly book for intellectuals. Possibly enjoyed more by female readers because of the romantic novels it deals with. Zany with a cult appeal. Mix between Harry Potter, Dr Who and James Bond.
    Star rating: ***

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