English literature/English with Creative writing? How did you find it?Watch
As a non-UK student I can't compare the experience in uni to the one you might have had in high school, but overall I'm happy with my choice.
The ups include the amount of workload: you only have to write two essays per semester, there are no tests etc. There are also no exams (for the first two years, at least).
The lecturers, especially the main one lecturing during the second semester, are fantastic at what they do when it comes to explaining the texts, the contexts, and overall attracting the students' attention.
When it comes to the books, you can look up the reading lists (they are published online). We discuss one book per week, which is a great pace considering the books are not long and relatively easy - the first semester seemed a bit boring to some, but not to me, and the second semester was beyond interesting, as the books are controversial and the way the lecturers present some topics is insane. In a good way!
In general, the entire English department is very helpful when it comes to anything at all, and I have not heard many complaints about the course itself.
If you have any more specific questions (even if you think of them as odd - I had quite a few but didn't have anyone who could respond to them) - message me and I'll do my best answering!
Most people I have spoken to have had a nice experience as well. There are obviously some who have not enjoyed it as much but there are always going to be some that people who don't.
I'm happy to answer any other questions as well.