Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Great Expectations: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
There are some books you put on your list of books to read that you just never get around to. This is one of them, for me at least. I saw the cover of this book and was really intrigued by it. I love Jane Eyre and the fact that she is an independent woman who chooses what she wants and who she wants to be with has always struck a cord with me. I think that is why the Eyre Affair has been on my list for 6 years.
From what I gather, Jane is kidnapped out of her book. The main character, Thursday Next, a literary detective, has to find her and put her back in her proper place. Thursday, incidentally, is also a strong female character.
Since I have waited so long to read this, I hope I find it interesting and well worth the wait. If not, I supposed I will have to be content with reading the first in the series and giving up on the rest. I usually only get 3 books into a series anyway before I lose interest. There are only so many times the same thing can happen in a book.