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So I think I'll bring something to read. I could go pick something up at the local indigo/coles/chapters/whatever, or If I order something now it'll arrive before I go... so... any suggestions?
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Ellroy, James: "American Tabloid" and "The Cold Six Thousand"
Thompson, Hunter S.: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Guillou, Jan: "The Road to Jerusalem", "The Knight Templar" and "The Kingdom at the End of the Road"
Beevor, Antony: "Stalingrad"
[edited by: deMorte at 9:32 am (utc) on Oct. 31, 2008]
There's one "short" novel he wrote called Journey that I really enjoyed that is only 350 pages if you want to see if you enjoy his type of literature. That particular book was actually a few chapters from Alaska but was edited out apparently because it didn't involve enough directly about Alaska.
If you do a little research you'll find he heavily researches an area then incorporates that into a book mixing real life events and fictitious events. Some of them were written over decades.
Black humor and thrills - books by Trevanian esp.. The Loo Sanction / Shibumi
Humor - Books by P G Wodehouse ( english humor) / Terry Prachette ( sarcasm)
Mystery - I like Dick Franicis.. Slowly developing plot with a feel for the English horse racing scene.. my fav.. To the Hilt.
Thrillers .. Books by Lee Child.. You just gotta love 'Jack Reacher'.. Pick up The Killing Floor or The Hard Way.. or Die Trying..
Romance - I have heard Nora Roberts writes well.. My wife says so.. I tried one.. Didn't particularly enjoy it..
Introspection.. Maybe Books by Richard Bach .. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is world famous.. But I loved Illusions..
But then that is just me..
I picked up these two to bring with me on my trip:
"Yes!: 50 scientifically proven ways to be persuasive" by Robert B. Cialdini et al
"Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell