13. Sakai, Stan. Two Hundred Jizo (Usagi Yojimbo, bk. 29) (207 p.)
14. Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre (496 p.)
15. Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair (Tuesday Next novels, #1) (374 p.)
June total: 1,077 pages
2015 YTD: 5,114 pages
Usagi Yojimbo is always an excellent read, and this volume was no exception. One of the stories involves a murder mystery, another is built around an explanation of how soy sauce is made, and the title story involves a classic (and yet not clichéd) use of foreshadowing & karma. Strongly recommended, as usual.
I somehow managed to avoid being required to read Jane Eyre in school, and I think I can better appreciate it now as a result--I certainly wouldn't've liked it at that time. I can see why it's considered a classic, and, while some of the coincidences are a bit contrived, among other things the book does well, the ending shows that it's possible to have a happy ending for the main characters without everything being perfect, happy, fluffy rainbows.
After finally reading Jane Eyre, it seemed only appropriate to follow that up with a re-read of The Eyre Affair, so that I could properly get the jokes about the novel. It's still brilliant, silly, and funny, and now I want to read the other Thursday Next novels that much more. Thoroughly recommended, even if you haven't read Jane Eyre.
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