Book Discussion: The Eyre Affair - SPOILER FREE Thread
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Apparently many people have already read it and they didn't want to wait to start discussing it.
I imagine this discussion will be one of our more lively ones, and possibly (hopefully) of a longer duration than some of our more recent reads.
For those who haven't read Jane Eyre yet it isn't at all necessary. You can go ahead and read Eyre Affair first, and then if you want a complete change of pace, read Jane afterwrds.
I guess I would had skipped the whole discussion if I was yet to get hold of the book. Now I only feel stressed over the fact that the last 50 pages or so of my present read probably will take some day to finish... it's not dull but a bit... complex.
i am way to lazy to use capitalization properly when typing. as a self-taught typist with no real skills in the area, i type much quicker without capitals. plus, my new computer is a laptop and the capslock key is so close to the A that i usually lock in when i try to capitalize anyway. then i have to type the whole business over again. *sigh* so, apologies in advance!
Don't worry Busifer, I think we all like to talk and talk in this group, so it will be fine to come into the discussion later. I always like it when someone dredges up an old reading thread we've had and adds their two cents.
Good book though, it's fun so far.
I read The Eyre Affair a couple years ago. I loved it, and have every intention of rereading for this discussion . . . eventually. ;-)
Gimme Trollope or Austen or Eliot, please. You can have your Brontes.
I recommend Barchester Towers to start with.
*Disclaimer, I do not like Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
*Tugging the thread back to topic, sort of* The Eyre Affair is more like Trollop's humor than Charlotte's tragedy/romance. :)
Why don't authors touchstone anymore?
The more I'm reading of The Eyre Affair the more I'm loving it. I'm so glad there's more books, I'm definitely hooked now!
MrsLee> Me neither: I wasn't a fan of Wuthering Heights. I can see why it's a classic but it was all just a bit too bleak for me. Maybe I only like Jane Eyre because I first fell in love with Rochester aged 10 and it's difficult to get over that. I never thought he was a psycho, just a bit tortured. I even managed to keep this idea going through Wide Sargasso Sea, although I appear to be the only person on the planet. (Good book by the way, even if you haven't read JE.)
And one day I will manage to read some Trollope. I have The Way We Live Now waiting for me on Mount TBR!
(The literary references ARE fun, only I didn't major in English Lit. In school we only discussed the Brontës as a symbol of women having to write under pseudonym to be taken seriously. Possibly I'd thought the book more fun if it had referenced Scandinavian writers, lol)
Too true, but then it would most likely be written in a language that most of us couldn't understand!
#45 - probably a better discussion on the spoilers thread? But basically you are free to speak - but this doesn't mean anyone will listen. Or broadcast your words, if they own the media and dislike what you say. Not that different to our world really.
(And maybe the jokes works to disguise some underlying concepts working in the background? Just a thought.)
I'm only just halfway so have no idea if my thoughts are relevant to the whole... thus on the spoiler free thread. But let's just say it wouldn't be interesting if it wasn't relevant to our own world. What I really think will go in the spoiler thread once I've finished the book.
Some of them made it in to films also screened overseas, though, but then most of you know them as films, not books.
Question: I've been avoiding the spoilerific thread -- should I avoid it entirely until I've finished the book or are things progressing over there on a chapterly basis?
Don't worry, missylc, the thread will keep. Plus, you'll probably get sucked right in and be done in a day or two. :oD
The Eyre Affair - I'm a few chapters in and LOVING it! The names, the switches from the world we know today, and of course the references to Swindon are so fun because I know the streets and can picture everything so clearly.
I'm relying on all your literary smarties to help me along with the other stuff.