Written By: Carol
Mr Hargood recommends… All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
“A modern western full of dark humour, romance and violent retribution.”
All the Pretty Horses is a contemporary western novel published in 1992 and the first of the Border Trilogy. It has won U.S. National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award (1992) and is considered a classic piece of modern American literature. A film of the same name was released in 2000 directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Matt Damon and Penélope Cruz. It scored a 5.8 on IMDb.
Goodreads - 3.9/5
Jacob recommends… Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
“A twisting, spiraling novel that takes drastic turns you would NEVER think of.”
Gone Girl is a thriller/crime novel published in 2012 which quickly made the New York Times Bestseller list and won The Observer’s ‘Thriller of the Year’ and Goodreads’ Choice Awards ‘Best Mystery & Thriller’. A film adaption was recently released in 2014  directed by David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris. It got an 8.3 on IMDb.
Goodreads - 4.0/5
Jess recommends… His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
“A creative and captivating trilogy, amazing characters and brilliant concepts”
His Dark Materials is a science fantasy/ coming-of-age novel, published as its 3 separate books in 1995. It has won numerous awards including the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year prize (won by The Amber Spyglass). A film adaption of The Golden Compass was released in 2007, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Dakota Blue Richards. It scored a 6.1 on IMDb.
Goodreads - 4.2/5