The Eyre Affair

Recently I was at a loss for what to read next. I could have been proactive and perused the “new and hot” lists in the library catalog or consulted the “What Do I Read Next” database, but instead decided to complain to my office mate. She, as usual, came through for me and handed over “The Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde (2001).  All I had to hear was that it’s about a literary detective in an alternate 1985 and people can travel into books…I was hooked. At the risk of spilling all the beans out of sheer excitement for having finished this one last night and waiting for the second book in this series (“Lost in a Good Book”) to arrive from another TBPL branch I will only say this…..there is literature, bookworms, romance, action, war, and a slightly out of place dodo. How can you go wrong?!? Anyway, if you’re a bibliophile of any sort and haven’t read this book (I’m kind of ashamed to admit I hadn’t read it sooner and still call myself a librarian), you need to!!!

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  1. Jasper Fforde is so amazing. I’m a little jealous that you get to read these books for the first time while I never can again. His Nursery Crime series is worth reading, too.

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