Today is a most special day, because it’s the World Book Night 2013! This year, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the givers, which means I have a box full of copies of a most amazing book to give out. Some of them will be given out in public, but some of them will be given out right here on the blog.
If you would like a no strings attached copy of The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (it’s the first book in the BookWorld series starring Thursday Next), leave a comment on this post! 😀
As I have a limited number of copies (and money I’m willing to spend postage :P), I’m setting aside five copies. There might be more than five people interested in this, so just in case, to be in with a chance of “winning”, please answer the following question:
If you could physically enter any book ever written, which book would it be, and why?
The five best answers (no special brownie points for Jane Eyre, because in order to be objective, I’ll let the Squeeze decide) will be notified by email or Facebook, so please provide me with a way of contacting you, such as posting your email in the comment or send me a private message over Facebook. I’ll need to have all responses by Friday at 18:00 BST (GMT+1). The winners will then be announced on Saturday at noon or thereabouts. 🙂
What’s the book about and why is it all kinds of awesome?
There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of ‘Jane Eyre’. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary – and a woman called Thursday Next.
If names like Douglas Adams and/or Terry Pratchett fill your heart with glee, and the mere thought of being able to physically enter fictional works makes you salivate, then look no further. Full of literary nuggets, witty puns and crazy characters, your life won’t ever be the same after you’ve made your acquaintance with Thursday Next. Oh, and Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester is in this book, which is why I picked it up in the first place back in 2011. And less than half-way through, I bought the rest of the series because I already knew I had to read more of this. Have I reviewed it? You betcha. A solid 5/5 it was too! 😀
If you don’t happen to get a copy of this book here, I implore you to seek it out yourself, because it’s all kinds of epic.
So: If you could physically enter any book ever written, which book would it be, and why?
EDIT: The deadline for signing up has now passed. The people who have responded will be contacted. 🙂