“DNF”Jeana Loves Books wrote this review Wednesday, December 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the eyre affair by jasper fforde, read by gabrielle kruger.
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i was drawn to this story because it is about books. set in an alternative britain thursday next, the heroine of the piece, is a spec ops literary agent but she has been upgraded to find acheron hades, the bad guy who was thursday's former teacher.
an interesting story in the weird but can't put down category. for me the funniest part of the book was the staging of richard III play in a theatre in swindon.
will give the next in the series a try.
gabrielle kruger performed the story well.
“Hm. Wasn't too impressed with the writing. The story was weird and overly silly, although I kind of liked the part when they're in the novel. Oh, and Mycroft's inventions were brilliant too. Other than that, meh. ”Emy wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read Eyre Affair because it showed up on NPR's top 100 fantasy and sci-fi. I didn't have a specific set of expectations going into the novel which was probably for the best.
This book takes place in an alternate London in which a limited amount of timetravel, lycanthropy and other scif/fantasy activities occur. In this alternate London, Wales is not on good terms with England who finds itself embroiled in a very long war in Crimea. Also, people are incredibly passionate about literature and flippant about religion, but bureaucratic are ever the same. Thursday Next, our hero, works for Special Operations, a law enforcement agency divided by number and task, where lower numbers are more prestigious and secretive. She works the literature crimes unit which primarily deals with forgeries and smugglers.
In the course of the book Agent Next faces the third most evil man in England Acheron Hades. Unlike more people who face Hades, she survives but only just. After their great face off their worlds come even closer together and Hades next crimes involve disrupting great works of literature and require Thursday put a stop to it, personally.
The book is light and has some good if slightly predictable humor. In fact, predictability is probably one of its weaknesses. Thursday seems a little too predestined to do some things and an attentive reader will know the second half of the book pretty well as they finish the first half. It is pleasant and I think someone who is very into literature and especially Jane Eyre would enjoy the name dropping along. I think that kind of word nerd is the ideal audience for this book. For anyone else it'll just be ok.”
“3.5”Liz wrote this review Friday, November 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant plot, interesting characters. So many great literary references and puns. The first of a series.”NJBPITT wrote this review Thursday, November 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fun beginning and middle, but rushed and trite at the end. ”les o wrote this review Monday, October 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“hilarious - esp for someone who has read jane eyre
“Time travel comes with the ability to jump in and out of books. Thursday Next is a LiteraTec Special Ops detective investigating the kidnapping of Jane Eyre right out of the pages of her own book. It's Thursday's responsibility to rescue Jane and get her back in the book so that she and Rochester can have their HEA ending originally written by Bronte. If you love Jane Eyre, read this; it's fun!”Trayz T wrote this review Monday, September 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No