Friday 11th November 2011
It’s the time of year when we start to think about the Christmas presents we are going to give and those we’d like to receive.
Cuillin FM will be broadcasting a one-off show on Books for Christmas and we’d like to invite you to help us by reviewing books you’ve read that you would recommend to other people. Maybe it’s a novel that was on the Booker Prize list or the best cookbook on your kitchen shelf; a biography or autobiography that you’ve enjoyed; a history book, an art book or a thriller that kept you gripped to the very last page. Or maybe it’s a book that you would recommend others not to buy!
Reviews don’t need to be long, a few sentences including the following information:
• The title, author and publisher of the book.
• The genre or type of book – contemporary fiction, science fiction, biography, autobiography, history, science, cookery, DIY etc
• A few sentences about the book – what’s it about. For fiction: what’s the plot - without giving away the ending!
• What you like or don’t like about it
• Would you recommend it
The Help, Kathryn Stockett, Penguin
This is a novel set in Mississippi in 1962. The prejudices of racial segregation and the burgeoning Civil Rights movement are wonderfully portrayed in the unlikely relationship that develops between Skeeter, a white college graduate from a family that has always had servants, and Minny and Aibileen, two black women who have always been maids looking after white families
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I laughed, I was angry and there was the odd tear on my cheek.
I would heartily recommend The Help – if you enjoyed “To Kill A Mockingbird” and similar books, you’ll definitely enjoy this.
Please send your reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than the 30th November. Put "Book Review" in the Subject and your review as the email message. Please include your name, unless you want to remain anonymous, and the area you live in.
We’ll be advertising the show on the website, our Facebook page and on the station.