A meme hosted by Should Be Reading in which you share two sentence teaser from your current read 🙂
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde
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.
The Teasers (because I’ve decided to give two this time…and one with four sentences – sorry for cheating):
Hobbes shook his head in the relative unfamiliarity of the corridors of Rochester’s home, Thornfield Hall. It was night and a deathly hush had descended on the house. The corridor was dark and he fumbled for his torch. A glimmer of orange light stabbed the darkness as he walked slowly along the upstairs hall.
‘Welcome to Swindon, Officer! The town where anything can happen and probably will!’
I’m very, very close to finishing this novel and I’m loving it. It’s wonderful and hilarious and outrageous and just a joy to read. I will post a review sometime tonight or tomorrow 🙂