Monday, February 16, 2009

By The Chapter: The Eyre Affair

Marcia from The Printed Page is discussing Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair with me all this week. Here's the schedule:

Monday at The Printed Page
Tuesday here at Necromancy Never Pays
Wednesday at The Printed Page again
Thursday here again, and
Friday we'll both do a wrap-up on the novel.

If you haven't read Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, you will miss great walloping spoonsful of fun in The Eyre Affair. And The Eyre Affair is a great funny detective story, so if you haven't read it, find a copy and read along with us this week. Here is a short author introduction to the novel.

5 comments:

Alison said...

I loved The Eyre Affair, as well as the sequels (although they aren't as strong as the first book). Jasper Fforde also has one of the most excellent faux-websites ever.

Minta said...

I found you through another blog, and have loved reading you so well my next book purchase will be The Eyre Affair. Ok, I must be honest here, Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorites, so that may have influenced this decision as well.

I love your title, too, Necromancy Never Pays. True of life and literature, in video games it's a whole other ball game!

Sarah said...

Ah, one of my favorite books. :) I wrote my college application essay on it, in fact.

Jeanne said...

Alison: yes, I sort of love Fforde's site, and put in some links to it today.
Minta: so glad to have a fellow Bronte-lover reading along! You won't regret buying this book.
Sarah: I hope for some comments from you, maybe about parts you like that I didn't discuss (there's just too much).

greeneyedsiren said...

I'm going to have to pick this one up ASAP, then come back to these posts!