Title: The Eyre Affair
Author: Jasper Fforde
Review Summary: There aren’t many books out there which remind me of Catch-22 or Douglas Adam’s novels, but this is one of them and it’s hilarious. Witty, fun, a great plot, and a happy ending – I loved it.
In The Eyre Affair, in an alternate reality London, Thursday Next works for a special operatives group devoted to literary crimes. Theft, forgery, and violence related to great literary works is becoming more common in a world including a cult devoted to proving Francis Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare and kids playing collectible card games based on obscure authors. And things are only going to get more exciting as the evil-for-evil’s-sake Acheron Hades begins kidnapping fictional characters from original works, threatening to re-write the classics if Thursday doesn’t stop him.