Sunday, January 30, 2011

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

This is this month's book club book and winner of 2008 Booker Prize. A good story set in India about a poor man who becomes successful by becomming part of the corrupt society. It gives a good insight into what life is like for the underclasses in India.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Only read this because I had nothing else to read at the time....(thank you Katy, now I've got lots)....and thought I ought to read it. As the title suggests it's about the "younger generation" ....who annoy my generation at times by blaming everything wrong in their lives on us!! Oh dear I bet that sets the cat among the pigeons. Intersting book, although I think a bit dated and no doubt much better if read when it first came out.

Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Fantastic book....the sort you can't put down. To tell you the plot would spoil the story, but it's mainly about a group of children growing up in a strange environment. About to be released as a film in UK next month. A must I think.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Village Centenary - Miss Read

Gentle as all the others I've read.. but I was amazed that the book was set in 1980!


Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

I've read all the other shopaholic series so thought I'd read this one.. the shopaholic has a daughter.
the daughter is really quite horrid. didn't really warm to anyone in the book


After the Funeral - Agatha Cristie

when a book has a family tree in the front cover to explain who everyone is, there are going to be too many characters to remember and that was defo the case with this book.

Good thriller with hercule but just too many family members to remember who everyone was until at least half way through!


Borders Crossing - Pat Barker

I'm reading the full Pat Barker set at the mo (unionstreet that I read last year which I think was her first was brilliant).
this was as good as her others. About a psychologist who works with children who've comitted dreadful crimes. He happens to meet one of the chldren he helped commit after he has been released many years later.