Thursday, 10 March 2011

My Dedication to the Magnificent Jasper Fforde !

Being an English Lit student, I am forced to read some unspeakably bad books (Samuel Richardson's Clarissa...*shivers*) and some pretty cool books (Margaret Atwood!). However, in times when it gets to much you just have to revert back to the books that make you smile.

And this is why,  dedicate this blog to the wonderful and mental works of Jasper Fforde!

He is truly awesome. His work is so unbelievably unique I have never had some much fun reading a book before this one. The Eyre Affair is the first in the series and it introduces the character of Thursday Next (yep thats her name) who is single, thirty-six, a Crimean War veteran and a literary detective who lives in London with her pet dodo, Pickwick. Which is always a good character set up for a novel!  The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action, but never forgets to wink at the audience. Acheron Hades is quite a villain and Thursday Next is a superb heroine.

The series as a whole is just one massive bundle of randomness ! its amazing ! I would highly reccomend it ! And as one critic described it...
"The Eyre Affair, is so clever, so loopy, so unabashedly ridiculous that students who hated Brontë's classic will be glad they read it, after all. And, needless to say, Jane's many fans will find this time-bending cloak-and-dagger romp a pure delight. (...) This is about as much fun as you can have in the classics section without being thrown out of the library." - Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor

And thus here ends my dedication to Jasper Fforde :)!
Give it a try peeps !

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