'The Eyre Affair' by Jasper Fforde
September 13 - 17, 374 pages
I enjoyed this. It's hard to go wrong with a book about books. And dodos. Most importantly dodos. I like dodos.
Yes this novel is very good. It has a mix of everything: love, crime, action, mystery and humour. I really liked how surreal the setting is. And how much everyone cared about literature. I did not, however, appreciate the questioning of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. I am a staunch believer in them being his. But that's my only complaint. In fact I was pleased to hear him (and Dickens, too) mentioned.
I can't decide whether it is good or bad that I hadn't rad 'Jane Eyre' before. Made it more surprising for sure.