Tracks

“Tracks” by Louise Erdrich (U.S.) Review Most readers had mixed feelings about the book having found it a difficult read. They liked the historical setting, though they felt the story was very bleak. The winter scenes gave them a sense of the coldness and hopelessness of the situation the characters found themselves in. Some readers…

American Desert

“American Desert” by Percival Everett (U.S.) One of Nicola’s 100 best books for inspiration in the 21st Century! Favourite Extract … but now he knew, things were the way they were until, simply, they changed. Now, he was going to change something. In fact, he already had. First, death had changed his concept of life.…

A Confederacy of Dunces

“A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole (U.S.) Review Members of the Book Club enjoyed this book, some really loving it and finding it hilarious, others slightly more reserved in their feelings and finding it sad and monotonous at times. Everybody thought the characters were funny and fascinating and were able to visualise them…

Fahrenheit 451

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury (U.S.) One of Nicola’s 100 best books for inspiration in the 21st century! Synopsis and Review “Fahrenheit 451”: the temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns In a time in which books are forbidden, Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are the source…

The News From Paraguay

“The News From Paraguay” by Lily Tuck (U.S.) Synopsis and Review “The News from Paraguay”: Not That Good Set in the mid 19th century at the time of the war of the Triple Alliance that pitted Paraguay against its neighbours, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, “The News From Paraguay” recounts the love affair between Ella Lynch,…