I have to admit that I spent most of the weekend in a completely different reality. In The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde created that alternative reality and populated it with fun characters with such wonderfully silly names as Thursday Next, Braxton Hicks, Jack Schitt. And then he created an entertaining world of literary suspense and action for these fun characters. Fforde is incredibly clever and well-read, with a wicked sense of humor. So, if you need a break and can suspend your own reality for a short while (it’s a fast read), and are willing to give yourself over to the wild imagination and humor of Jasper Fforde, then the world of Literary Detective, Thursday Next, will entertain you for an entire weekend, too!
Be sure to check out Jasper Fforde’s equally fun and silly website, and especially note his schedule of appearances. He’ll be in the Seattle area in August, so I might have to take my copy of The Eyre Affair and stand in line to have him autograph it. It would be fun to see him up close in person…because I’m sure he’s got a mischievous twinkle in his eye.