Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Eyre Affair

This Friday’s book is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.


For Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader

My father had a face that could stop a clock. I don’t mean that he was ugly or anything; it was a phrase the ChronoGuard used to describe someone who had the power to reduce time to an ultraslow trickle.

For The Friday 56 by Freda’s Voice

Revenge had been a prime emotion keeping me together over the past two weeks. Without a burning desire to see Hades punished, I might not even have made it at all.

11 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Eyre Affair

    1. I had a similar experience. It may be literary blasphemy to say but I’m not a big fan of Jane Eyre. The end of the book in particular was hard for me to get through. But I’m going to try the second one to see if I like it better without the Eyre factor.

  1. This book has been sitting on my shelf, daring me to read it for I don’t know how long! Plus, I think three different people have recommended it specifically for me, so maybe, at this point, I’m just being stubborn?

    1. It’s a pretty quick and easy read if that helps convince you to pick it up. A friend of mine was raving about it, which convinced me to pick it up. I definitely liked the humorous tone and the universe… but I’m not a fan of Jane Eyre so there were some plot elements that I had issue with. But overall I liked it enough to try the second in the series.

  2. I’m curious about this one. Even though I didn’t love Jane Eyre (could the woman not grow a spine?? It doesn’t sound like you liked her either) I’m immediately attracted to any book that discusses other books in any way. I’m not much of a fantasy or scifi reader and it sounds like what this one might be? This may be a library pick up for me. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love the main concept of the series – that there’s a bibliocrime police unit because books are rockstars, and you can enter books and alter their stories. It is fantasy/sci-fi but it’s grounded in the real world, so maybe it wouldn’t be too heavily sci-fi that you couldn’t enjoy it (or a later book in the series to avoid the Jane Eyre element).

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