Thursday, March 29, 2012

Historical literature time travel

Title: The Eyre Affair
Author: Jasper Fforde
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-genre: Historical, time-travel, mystery
Pages:  374
Published: 2003
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 0142001805
Reader's Annotation: Can a change in a book change the world?
Summary: Thursday Next, a LitraTec SpecOps officer is thrust into a mystery involving several well-known British books including Jane Eyre. She must solve the mystery, save her uncle's life, and at the same time, find her true love.
My Evaluation: Holy son of a mother this book was HORRIBLE!!! Horribly written, horrible to try to follow, and just a bit hot mess. Thorough out the book, there are these random little things that make absolutely no sense and have no place in the book. Plus, I always felt like I was missing something. Several times in the book, things were mentioned but were never explained, including times, terms, and other events. Not to mention all the historical inaccuracies, Fforde, obviously did not do his research. The mystery part of the book had good bones but again I always felt like I was missing something.
Rating:  1 out of 5