The Eyre Affair

This has to be the best fiction I’ve read in ages. Billed as a ‘silly book for smart people’ it plots the heady adventures of Thursday Next. What makes her adventures all the more exciting is that they take place in a world (like ours but dimensionally squiff) where literature became the lifeblood of the people and a Prose Portal can take you into the narrative of any book you give to the Book Worms to mull over.

Jasper Fforde is the dude for Pratchett fans who don’t like reading Pratchett.

It’s a brilliant fight of fancy — I laughed, I cried, I wanted to be Thursday and visit Rochester. She saves the day, the book, the world and, of course, gets her man.

Jasper Fforde is the dude for Pratchett fans who don’t like reading Pratchett.