Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post telling me about the books they liked/disliked.
@Juanita Tortilla recommends "The Imam's Daughter" by Hannah Shah and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. And just like me, she thought that the "Life of Pi" was VERY overrated (to put it in a polite way).
@Nic's notebook recommends "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and "Room: A Novel" by Emma Donoghue.
|I really liked it|
This is a novel about a group of British boys stuck on a deserted island who try to survive until the arrival of a longed-for rescue ship. The focus of the novel is on the conflict between the human instinct to live peacefully/abide the rules versus the impulse to seize power through violence. As the boys split into two groups, the island is plunged into chaos.
I was initially very confused with the book. I read the first 10% of the book waiting for one of them to turn into a fly before realising that I had "Lord of the Flies" mixed up with the horror film "The Fly" by Kurt Neumann. Doh! Once I got over this revelation, I really enjoyed reading it!
As I type this, I've just realised that this isn't actualy on The List but got downloaded on my Kindle by mistake. Oh well, it is only short and I have read it so here it stays.
Thirty miles outside of London lies a suburban utopia called Pangbourne Village, an exclusive residential development in parents and children seem to live in a blissful harmony. One morning, Pangbourne's 32 adults are found murdered, and the 13 children have vanished. Written as a police psychiatrist's forensic diary, the story unfolds as an investigation that quickly points to unexpected culprits.
A short read, neither great nor bad.
|"I really liked it!"|
A short but oh-so-enjoyable read! Highly recommended!
|"Waste of my time"|
So that's it for me! I have already started on my next book which I am really enjoying at the moment. I'll try and find second-hand copies of the books some of you have recommended too and widen my literary horizons even more.
Do come back to Made in Suisse this weekend for some crafty posts (I hope to find some time to get the sewing machine out and experiment!). Have a lovely weekend everyone!