Tag Archive | detective fiction

A Bookish Affair

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde, Hodder, 2001, 384 pages As a fan of Jane Eyre and, well, books in general, the premise of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series has intrigued me for years. Imagine a fantasy world designed specifically for book-lovers. The first in the series, The Eyre Affair, follows the life of Thursday […]

Holmes vs. Hound

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1902 Finished June 2, 2012 Right now I live in Japan. Turns out Japanese people are familiar with Sherlock Holmes too. One of my students wrote that he enjoyed the movie with his family (“Shaaroku Hoomuzu” could have no other meaning). Another girl named her cat […]