The Eyre AffairBook - 2001
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An alternative world where the literary is real and everywhere. The first of the Thursday Next novels it's witty, punny and damn good fun.
In this alternate universe, the Crimean War is still going. Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books are so funny and playful and clever, messing with both time travel and literature. His heroine literary detective Thursday Next is a superstar.
In a parallel universe the Crimean war is still going, and the West is controlled by the Goliath Corporation. Thursday Next is a war vet and literary detective who finds herself inside the novel Jane Eyre, and inadvertently alters the course of literary history. Highly recommended for all fans ... Read More »
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"As the saying goes: If you want to get into SpecOps, act kinda weird. We don't tend to pussyfoot around."
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England 1985: Litera Tec agent Thursday Next must solve the mysterious theft of the original manuscript to Martin Chuzzelwith, the disappearance of Jane Eyre from the book around page 187, and how both relate to the possible end to the Crimean War.
Fantastic read for literature lovers everywhere, especially if you enjoy alternative history narratives
The first in the series of Thursday Next books. Here, we start with the basics, with Thursday working for a division of law enforcement that focuses exclusively on book related crimes. All goes relatively well, until the realms of fiction and reality cross-over in all together unexpected ways, leading to the random (of sorts) of the book Jane Eyre.
Oh, and there's all sorts of other brilliantly dry British and literature related humour.
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