"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."
- The Eyre Affair book jacket
Join the High School Book Club in reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. We will discuss the book next Tuesday, January 10th, at lunch in the library.
One of my personal favorites, this book combines science fiction with references to literary classics and clever word play. The heroine, Thursday Next must contend with battling gangs of Baconians, a father lost in time, and corporate tool Jack Schitt (with siblings Horse and Bull). Then Jane Eyre goes missing and this LiteraTec agent must go to the source to save the beloved heroine. Absurd and Hilarious, Fforde creates a world that will draw you in even if you (like me) have never read Jane Eyre.
Find out more on amazon or on the wikipedia page.
For those who get hooked, there are five sequels where we meet a cast including cloned Neanderthals, Prometheus and a disastrously decisive Hamlet.