books

  1. Emma

    Favourite Dystopian Books

    For me, it would have to be 1984. I read and studied it at school and have re-read it since. Some heart-breaking/gut-wrenching stuff. I wonder if the first Dark Tower book by Stephen King qualifies as dystopian? It's not our future, but it's a pretty bleak picture of a world that has moved on...
  2. Gemma

    Most Overrated Book You've Read?

    What is the most overrated book you have read and why? For me it has to be Beatlebone by Kevin Barry. I don't know if it is the worst book I have ever read (it may be) but I say overrated as it has won awards and garnered a lot of praise. I thought it was a self-indulgent load of nonsense -...
  3. Book Club

    Book Club

    This group is for anyone with an interest in literature - reading books, poems etc
  4. Gemma

    This Week I'm Mostly Reading

    What books are you currently reading? I've just finished John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath. Great book, don't really know why it has taken me so long to read it.