Louise (loop_the_loup) wrote in book_club_core,

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Uni Books

I've only just got round to writing on here again. Currently doing a combined English degree has given me lots to read, so I thought I'd write a little bit about some of the things I've been reading so far. These books are from my popular fiction course, which has to be one of the best ever courses run for a degree. Honestly, i love it!

Daphe Du Maurier's Rebecca - This book was hard to get into, but once the narrator gets to Manderlay, I fell in love with it. Very well written, full of intrigue, and a twist I'm glad I didn't find out before I read it. I loved the concept of the book and would recommend it to anyone not afraid to stick to a book that at first appears boring. The narrator's character may not be the easiet to love, but yeah...a book that surprised me. My first experience of actually having to read a book and not disliking it for this reason.

Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones - A lot of the girls in my lecture group adored this book and had read it many times before we studied it. For me, it wasn't as good as I thought. I enjoyed the humour and yes, it was an enjoyable read. I didn't like it as much as Rebecca though. It didn't leave me breathless.

Ian Fleming's Dr. No - Another suprise. I'm not into the whole James Bond franchise but I enjoyed this. A lot of the girls in my lecture group hated it and said it had no depth. I guess this is maybe why I enjoyed it. I could pick it up and start reading from where I left off without feeling like I was missing something, or having to go back and read over a page or two to pick the story back up. It was the sort of book I'd read on holiday - a real relaxation novel, which made it easier to understand.

Next up is Graham Green's Brighton Rock!
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