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281. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple, cracking travel book.

Currently reading 'On Royalty' by Jeremy Paxman, which is excellent.

282. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 8y

Quoting magykal1

A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple, cracking travel book.

Currently reading 'On Royalty' by Jeremy Paxman, which is excellent.

I read The Age Of Kali by William Dalrymple. It's a really good read for anybody wanting to read about India. If you enjoyed A Year in Delhi then i thoroughly recommend it.

283. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 8y

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot

This has to be one of the best travel books I've read in a long time, it's the authors solo mission to get around Afghanistan in the middle of a war. And you can pick up a used copy on amazon for next to nothing:)

284. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

I have just read 'Magic Bus' by Rory Maclean - it's about the hippie trail of the 60s, and Rory re- traces the route that they used to take. It's a great read - funny and informative. I'm going to have a look for some of his other books too as I believe he has written a good one about Burma.

285. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I'm 3/4 of the way through "Musicophelia" by Oliver Sacks (he's the neurologist who wrote "Awakenings"). It's about music and the brain, and how music affects people in ways that no other stimulation can. His writing is sometimes a bit heavy, but overall I love it. I even have some of the "weird" brain things he describes - like associating gender to letters and numbers.

286. Posted by fierres (Inactive 30 posts) 8y

I'm currently reading The Sandman series.

287. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

I am re-reading the Dark Tower books by Stephen King at the moment. Finished the Ginslinger last week, and I am now at page 128 of the Drawing of the Three, so another 4.600 pages to go.

I read the first 4 books maybe 10 years ago, and they waited for years until the other books were completed. (It took King ages to complete these 7 books). I remember that the first and the fourth book were really hard to read, but having re-read the reworked edition of the gunslinger, it was pretty easy to read this time.

For the people who don't know these books, and only know King as a horror-writer, I want to say, that these are very different from his other works (except maybe Eyes of the Dragon). It's a kind of Fantasy-Lord of the Rings story set in a different world and time.

288. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Two:

- Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton (alcoholic 30s London, very seedy, great)
- The Damned United by David Peace (must for football fans - fictional account of Clough's spell in charge at Leeds)

289. Posted by twinsing (Budding Member 38 posts) 8y

I picked this one up when I was in bangkok. "The book thief" by Markus Zusak, a very heartwarming book. It has an interesting style, and is about a little girl in nazi germany and is narrated by "death".

Currently reading "Kite runner" after having been inspired by the movie. Cried.

290. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I'm rereading Angela's Ashes. It's lovely - Frank McCourt a fantastic writer. His best by far, though, is Teacher Man. One of my top 10.

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