Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book (from the US publisher) in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis (my own- for once!)
Texts From Jane Eyre is a collection of text conversations between various (generally famous) literary characters and writers.
I’m rushing through my notable books in my backlog of reviews because I want reviews of the ones I might mention in my review of the year. I’m doing this one first partly because I really enjoyed it, and partly because I bought it for my sister for Christmas so I had been waiting to write it.
This is my most recommended book currently (although since finishing How to be a Heroine over Christmas that may overtake it). I recommended it on both my Book Blogger Holiday Card Exchange cards, and I bought it for my sister (I ordered it from The Book Depository because it’s not out over here yet).
Actually when I was first sent the offer of an advanced copy of this I was unsure. Sometimes these types of things can be more annoying than funny, but then I read some reviews and realised I had to say yes. I’m so glad I did.
It was funny. Especially when I knew the writers or characters. In fact the only bad thing about it really is that a lot of the humour is lost if you haven’t read the books in question.
My favourite bits were the Poe sections:
and the William Blake sections:
“Is it a picture of someone being flayed?”
I mean they’re already flayed but they’re not getting flayed
it’s not like a double flaying
It’s a good flick through book too, so probably better in the physical book format. That is a problem with kindle books, no good for flicking.
Basically anyone who likes books should appreciate it, and should read it.
Buy it from amazon:
Hardback pre-order (£14.99) – released November 2015
Buy it from The Book Depository:
So…I know I had said I read reviews on a load of blogs, but apparently none of these bloggers have put them on goodreads, and feedly doesn’t allow me to search (unless I pay..booo!), so if you have written one please put a link in comments and I will add it here.