The Eyre Affair

4 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Jasper Fforde

Penzler Pick,January 2002:When I first heard the premise of this unique mystery, I doubted that a first-time author could pull off a complicated caper involving so many assumptions, not the least of which is a complete suspension of disbelief. Jasper … see full wiki

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Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Viking Adult
2 reviews about The Eyre Affair
review by . October 05, 2003
posted in Forbidden Planet
Imagine, if you will, a world in which literature receives the attention and following that spectator sports receives in our world today. Basically, the "pop culture" of our world is focused on classic literature in Fforde's world. Baconians and Marlovians get into fights about who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays, and vast numbers of John Milton imitators hold conventions. Intellectual property is taken so seriously that a division of the Special Operatives (SpecOps) is set aside just to sort …
review by . November 12, 2002
This work gives us a world in which the Crimean War lasts more than a century, Winston Churchill never became Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Czars still rule Imperial Russia, Wales is an independant socialist state, and (apparantly) the Nazis once occupied Britain. There are also many other events mentioned in passing in this work, and that's what makes it a lot of fun to read. There's also a lot of word play, particularly with names (Jack Schitt is a character, and also Oswald Mandias). The …
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