Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RTW #180: The One That Got Away

I haven't done a Road Trip Wednesday in forever, but when this week's topic came up I thought I'd participate. Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly blog carnival hosted by YA Highway. Today's question:

What book is your "one that got away"?
(What book have you always been dying to read but still haven't yet?)


The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
Title: The Eyre Affair 
Series: Thursday Next #1
Author: Jasper Fforde
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Why I Haven't Gotten To It Yet: I actually have started this book, several times, but have yet to finish it. It's exactly the kind of story I adore, but I struggled with the writing. For some reason, I have a hard time getting into Fforde's voice and style - and not just in this book, but in all his works. Still, I am collecting the series, and plan to tackle it one day. I will read it yet!

What is your "one that got away"?

1 comment:

  1. I read one of his other books, about fairytale characters. I liked it. I hope this one is good too!