Monday, November 02, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 284: The Eyre Affair

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week’s teaser is from Jasper Fforde's novel The Eyre Affair. It's difficult to slot this quirky book into any one particular genre. It's part fantasy, part mystery and humorous as well. I look forward to reading more in this series!

With my last shot I hit his offside front tire and Acheron finally lost control. The car hit a parked Studebaker and turned over, bounced along on its roof and finally teetered to a stop barely three feet from where I stood. It rocked unsteadily for a moment and then was still, the water from the radiator mixing with the petrol that leaked onto the road.

(Chapter 5)

Series: Thursday Next #1

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide.


Lea said...

I'm putting it on my must read list!

Heather said...

Hi Lea! It was truly a fun read, and I hope to get to book two later this month. Need to finish plodding away at Villette first.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds kind of silly, actually.

Heather said...

Alice: Hey, a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. Actually, it had an interesting premise and was quite humorous. It didn't pique my interest when it first came out, but the more I heard about it, the more I wanted to read it. I'm glad I finally took the plunge!