A good look at a Jasper FFordes first book
The lovely Anne Perry of Hodderscape invited me last month to be part of the Hodderscape Review Project. Obviously I jumped at the chance. Each month we are sent a book – could be old, could be new, could be a Hodder author, could not be – and we all review it. All 12 of us. The idea is to foster conversation, different opinions, and to encourage discussion about some top quality literature. Plus, it’s great fun.
The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair was Jasper Fforde’s first book, and it reads as such. It’s clunky in places, the main story is hackneyed and obvious, and the love affair downright dull. But whileit can be criticised in these respects it more than makes up for it sheer exhuberence, hilarity and utter genius comedic ideas. Simply put, The Eyre Affair is great fun.
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