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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Need a Good Book for Vacation

I figure the West Coast Literati could help me out here. I need a good vacation book (and I'm not into Harlequin Romances). Somthing captivating, interesting, perhaps entertaining, thought-provoking without being a downer, something I can lose myself in.

Any recommendations?

10 Comments:

At 9/20/2006 10:55 AM, Blogger lauren said...

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It's excellent!

 
At 9/20/2006 11:39 AM, Blogger marscat said...

classics or modern?

 
At 9/20/2006 11:56 AM, Blogger velogirl said...

surprise me!

 
At 9/20/2006 3:39 PM, Blogger X Bunny said...

Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus
by Orson Scott Card

fantasy future/time travel story with some history and very thought-provoking

a few sad parts but i don't like very sad books

clever and well written

 
At 9/20/2006 10:43 PM, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I didnt think I liked the writing in kite runner (it was a little too obvious for my taste)
but the story has stuck with me. And the imagery has remained strong. So another vote for the kites.

 
At 9/21/2006 7:46 AM, Blogger marscat said...

Last novel I finished and really liked was the Known World by Edward P Jones.

 
At 9/21/2006 11:01 AM, Blogger Flandria said...

i enjoyed "The First Big Ride" by Eloise Hanner - that was inspiring

Ultra Marathon Man by Dave Karnasas is another cool read

 
At 9/22/2006 10:00 AM, Blogger lauren said...

Here's another one: "Ask the Dusk" by John Fante. Dry, twisted & funny. L.A. esque, struggling writer in the 30s.

 
At 9/25/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

 
At 9/25/2006 4:47 PM, Blogger funkdaddy said...

ooh i just read Kite Runner as well...great read, esp now that Afghanistan is back in the news ;-)

just started Life of Pi...looks like another winner

 

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