something absorbing, that will take me 3-5 days to read. i like 100 years of solitude, time traveler's wife, etc.
Tartt - The Secret History
Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty
good holiday books
It's a nice big chunky one, really gripping but not overly challenging either.
but for a holiday I would go with this one. As he says; it's alright.
The count of monte cristo by dumas is a good holiday read, and BIG.
or maybe oryx and crake by margaret atwood (i recommend this book whenever i recommend a book)
Is for sure one of the strangest sentences I've ever read on DiS.
In what way is there an "etc" there?!
this morning, it's brilliant.
simmers impressively for three-quarters of its length and then bursts into fire through its astonishing, eye-widening final act. for such a humble start (seeming like nothing so much as one of chris morris' blue jam monologues) it spans its ideas colossally, fills its time with lots and *lots* of space...
sound of laughter by peter kay
the gun slinger by stepen king
or The serect
by carlos ruiz zafon.
A bit of a page-turner mystery/adventure about stage magicians in 1920's US. Perfect holiday reading.
but then again i remember getting picked up from the airport by a proper mental taxi driver and deciding not to put my seatbelt on because i was abroad. \m/
A wonderful book with a travel element to fulfil all your holiday needs.
what book did you end up taking?