I’ve joined the team over at thecanary, and here is my first review for them!! :D
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Review by The Upsidedown Canary:
Once upon a time, my best friend from college said, “This story’s about this woman who can jump into books. She fights book crime, and in one of the books in the series, she escapes this battle by jumping into a clothing label, and then gets stuck in a blank white room with a man and a washing machine manual until she can figure out where to jump.”
I don’t know what it was about that description, which wasn’t even that accurate, but the second his Gmail chat message popped up, I got myself to the college library website and submitted an Interlibrary Loan request for all five of the Fforde books out at the time. Within a month, I’d finished them all, fallen behind in my classes, and was attempting to extend my due dates so that I could read the books all over again.
The first of the series, The Eyre Affair, is about an alternate 1985 real-world Literary Detective named Thursday Next who accidentally learns of the existence of a Book World . After apprehending the thief of the original Dickens manuscript Martin Chuzzlewit, she discovers