Saturday, August 28, 2010


Make going back to school that much easier and more exciting!

Now only €65
  • For ages 3-6
  • Develops Balance
  • Coordination
  • Great fun to ride
  • Two colours - Blue and Pink

Now only €110
  • For ages 6+
  • Max 50kg weight
  • Reinforced deck for safety
  • Three wheel lean and steer mechanism
  • Two colours - Black and Purple

Sunday, August 22, 2010


David Fincher, director of such modern greats as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club, is now taking on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

The multi-million selling trilogy has already been made into Sweedish language films, but now in the hands of Hollywood, Stieg Larsson's books are set to conquer the global box office.

Understandably, this challenge has been met with much cynicism and already the film is being slated for the casting of Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium Trilogy’s radical heroine.

Read this article from the Guardian that takes a look at actress Rooney Mara, recently cast as Lisbeth Salander.

Rooney Mara wins lead in Fincher's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Slap: love it or hate it?

The Slap by Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas has provoked love and hate from critics.

Read this interesting article on the controversy surrounding this Booker nominated book.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


The first meeting of the VILLAGE BOOKS Book Club took place last Tuesday the 10th of August.

The book in question was The Twin, by IMPAC Award winning author Gerbrand Bakker. A lively discussion ensued in which members aired their views, positive and negative. Some felt the book somewhat depressing but all in all it was agreed that The Twin was a very good story.

Next month’s book club will take place on Tuesday the 14th of September at 6.30pm where we’ll be discussing the coming of age novel, Lean on Pete, by Willy Vlautin.

If you would like to join the VILLAGE BOOKS Book Club waiting list just get in touch, email us on, phone us on 845 5073 or pop into the shop.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

An absolute modern classic

The Knife of Never Letting Go
by Patrick Ness

I have often picked up The Knife of Never Letting Go and thought, “this looks like something I’d like”, but I never got around to actually reading it.

Finally I gave it a go… Regrets? Yes, I have one; that I didn’t read it sooner!

Any reader that is partial to a fantasy story is going to adore The Knife of Never Letting Go.

Set in a world where everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts, things get a bit Noisy at times. Todd Hewitt finds this life a struggle but when he comes upon a pocket of silence, the life that he knew changes in a heartbeat. Everything that Todd knows to be true is in fact a lie and he finds himself on the run; running for answers, running for the truth and running to protect his life and that of a very unlikely companion.

Ferociously paced and action packed, Patrick Ness has mastered the art of the page turner and is very deserving of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize.

The only problem is that you will need to have the sequel, The Ask and the Answer, close at hand to see what becomes of the unlikely hero, Todd Hewitt.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


1. Innocent by Scott Turrow

2. Blue Heaven by CJ Box

3. Broken by Karen Slaughter

4. Snowman by Jo Nesbo

5. Faithful Place by Tana French

6. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

7. 61 Hours by Lee Child

8. Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

9. The Passage by Justin Cronin

10. Midnight House by Alex Berenson