Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eyre Affair Review

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, but it's been crazy.  I can't believe that tomorrow is Theme Friday!!  Anyway, here's the review.

Eyre Affair:                          By: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 400
Genre: Everything! 

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. Fforde's ingenious fantasy-enhanced by a Web site that re-creates the world of the novel--unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix.

          We were suppossed to read a mystery book for Language Arts.  So, I went on goodreads, and looked at the mystery books.  Everyone loved this one, and my English teacher said it was one of her favorites. 
           Thursday Next was an amazing charecter.  She was so real, and exciting.  All of the other charecters were so real too.  I felt as if I were meeting them for a little afternoon meeting or something before they...well...some of them died.  Some of these charecters were even from other books, but Mr. Fforde made them just as likable. 
           The plot was action packed, and the bad guy was unpredictable.  Unfournately, this book took me forever to read.  It was a bit slow.  I wouldn't reccomend it if you were looking for a fast read, or don't have enough time.  And now for the BEST PART.
           Thursday had many conflicts with herself, Hades, her love, and of course the government.  Each new conflict presented a new theme.  One of the ones that I found particularly cheesey was don't let go of love, chase it down and hog tie it so that it doesn't get away.  This theme mirrors the best new romance move Letters from Juliet.  I also love the theme to beat something you have to try every possible thing before you give up.  There are a lot more morals to find this book you could pull one from almost anywhere. 
          If you have read JANE EYRE and hate the ending READ THIS BOOK.
Cover: 8
Plot: 8
Charecters: 9
Theme: 9
Overall: 8.5- an awesome, but slow read

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