Join Brig’s new book club this October

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Brig Newspaper is launching its own book club, where students and staff are given the title of a new book every month and can have their reviews published on our website.

By joining the book club, it gives students and staff a great opportunity to read fictional pieces and escape from all the pressure of constant academic reading. And the best part is, there are no meetings you need to attend or deadlines you need to worry about.

You can read the book in your own time and at your own pace. There is no obligation to send in a review, but if you want to, then you can send it in when you are ready and it can be as analytical and as lengthy as you wish.

The arts section will strive to provide a diverse range of literature within the book club and alternate each month between various styles and genres. I you have any suggestions of books to include in the club, then send in an email with the book title and why you think it would be a good choice.

If you want to submit a review, or ask a question, then please contact: cam00160@students.stir.ac.uk

If you would like to send in a review of a different book of your own choice, then please send it to the same email address.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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The first book of the academic year is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Being the month of Halloween, we felt a classic horror was a natural choice.

We’ve all heard the story of the monster, but some of us know it better than others and we’ve all come to know it through its various representations in literature and on screen.

The novel tells the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a young and wild scientist who uses an elaborate scientific experiment to create a strange creature who will prove to be the downfall of his master. A story that broke the mould of literary norms at the time of its publication in 1818, it considers strong themes such as: nature, belonging, modern inventions and innovation, humanity and gender.

However, regardless of how familiar you are with the tale, a journey back to basics might be in order as we get reacquainted or – perhaps in some cases – introduced to this dark horror.

So, Brig invites you to sit down during the darkening months ahead, pick up a copy and send in your review.

If you would like to know more about the Brig Arts section then please contact the arts editor Hayley Bannon at: hjb00005@stir.ac.uk

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