- Please recommend me a book for a long flight
Airframe by Michael Crichton?
I read that on my last flight to Hong Kong
Actually don't! its not that good a read 😉
The other option is to walk up to the magazine selection at WHSmiths before the flight and grab 4 magazines with your eyes closed, remember pay for them without looking, then and only then when the flight is on its way, reveal your jems for the Journey 😉Posted 8 years agoscu98rkrMember
I dont normally read fiction books but we got this at the airport last time
Is very readable.
however I thought this book was great but a bit dry
Also I'd recommend this very very readable
Guns Germs and Steel – Jared DymondPosted 8 years ago
Origins of the British – Stephen OppenheimerGJPMember
Long flight first thing monday morning – No iPod so any recommendations on what may be a suitable read to distract me from the fact that I will be flying for 10 hours with just two engines.
Had thought about getting Boy Racer but it looks like complete tosh, so I am now thinking about Geoff Thomas' book but that might be only marginally better looking at the chapter format
Any other bikey books or crime thrillers that come strongly recommended.Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
Well, it's not bikey, or crime orientated, (actually not quite true), but I'm reading a book by Kate Griffin called A Madness Of Angels, which is a sort of Fantasy fiction, set in modern day London, involving Urban Magic, and it's utterly wonderful, Kate is a brilliant prose writer, and she does great characterisation. Her first childrens book was published when she was 14, apparently. Really worth checking out. Plenty of violence in it, too.Posted 8 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Given that you're looking for distraction on a flight, then, rather than disappear up my own backside telling you all about the great and worthy books I read, I'll just recommend page-turners that you have a chance of finishing on the flight:
Touching The Void – Joe Simpson (no further explanation needed…but if you haven't read it, try it, I couldn't put it down once I started)
If you'd prefer fiction (seemingly poo-pooed by some here…why??), then how about a nice well crafted thriller? I can recommend two writers: anything by Harlan Coben or Tess Gerritsen will keep you turning the pages. Hey, they're never going to win the Nobel Prize for literature, but I can't resist a good old thriller sometimes.
Enjoy the flight.Posted 8 years agojohnnersMember
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a good big read. I thought it was great.
Talking about critically acclaimed worthy shite though, I strongly recommend you DON'T take Infinite Jest by David Foster-Wallace. It's unmitigated bollocks and will also tip you over your baggage allowance.Posted 8 years agothegreatapeMember
I picked up The Brass Verdict in WHSmith the other day from a very succesful 'placed by the till so people buy this on a whim' stand. It turned out to be a pretty good legal thriller, very much in the can't put it down category, but an easy read as well if you know what I mean.Posted 8 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth is one to sink into.
Its also the best book to take when you're waiting at the doctors or at A&E. It makes the time go, and when the Indian doctor sees you're reading an Indian book, its just like being in BUPA. Nothing is too much trouble.Posted 8 years agobackhanderMember
I'm really enjoying the dangerous book of heroes. Small bite sized tales of all sorts from marlborough to the gurkhas.Posted 8 years ago
I'm embarrassed to think that this may be a childerens book, but I've learned a lot; how britain introduced the abolition of slavery, the magna carta barons loads!
Very easy reading and simply written.
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