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331. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 7y

Quoting bex76

I would recommend The Old Patagonian Express

Thanks! I will have to check it out. When I get around to reading the new one, I'll be sure to post. I got my husband Dark Star Safari for his birthday recently, so will have to read that when he is done. I just started Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun. Its a humorous account of his childhood growing up in Africa. Seems cute so far, but not exceptionally well-written.

332. Posted by roxymayhue (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

these are my recent favorite reads:

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Tales of a Female Nomad
Survive The Savage Sea

333. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 7y

I've just finished reading Mirrors of the Unseen by Jason Elliott, totally blown away by it. An amazing book at modern day Iran, highly recommend it!

What shall I read next?

334. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 7y

Quoting bertles86

I've just finished reading Mirrors of the Unseen by Jason Elliott, totally blown away by it. An amazing book at modern day Iran, highly recommend it!

What shall I read next?

I can recommend the book I have just finished: 'The Cloud Garden' by Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder. It's their account of their kidnapping in the Darien Gap, where they were held hostage for 9 months by guerrillas. I couldn't put it down!

335. Posted by chidiane (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

The House on Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper was a great read. I was so ignorant about much of Liberia's history and more current events.

Another good one, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Faideman. It's about a Hmong child with severe epilepsy and the clash of American/Hmong culture.

On a pure fiction note, loved Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie (difficult read, but so beautifully and lyrically written) and Longing by J.D. Landis...about Robert Schumann and Clara.

For more bizarre reading, Fluke by Christopher Moore and and of Carl Hiaasen's books.

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Apr-2009, at 07:50 by chidiane ]

336. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

The Real Oliver Twist by John Waller. The true story of child labour in the England cotton mills in the 1800's.
Ghost Towns of Manitoba by H. Mulligan and W. Ryder. An incredible little book about the early pioneers from Eastern Europe, that came to Manitoba - virtually penniless and were given a small plot of land and tiny grant. The houses they built have long been empty, but many of them still stand in open fields and forests - owned by nobody, but still there to look around with not a person to be seen for miles.

337. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Ladybird Book 12C - Peter and Jane go to the Dentist. A gripping yarn, a real page-turner. Peter and Jane at their very best.

338. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 7y

I've just read 'The Beckoning Silence' by Joe Simpson. It's a good read, particularly the last few chapters when he is describing his, and others', attempts to climb the Eiger.

339. Posted by Peter (Admin 5844 posts) 7y

Hey all, I've just started a new blog called The Review The Book Club. If any of you would be interested to contribute book reviews to the blog, let me know and I'll add you as a writer. This blog will be part of the Travellerspoint Foundation efforts. Ad revenue will go to the Foundation.

I've kicked it off with a review of Lost on Planet China by J Maarten Troost.

Check it out. The Book Club :)

And do let me know if you want to add some reviews. It's going to be pretty boring if it's just me ;)

[ Edit: Changed URL, so fixed link. ]

340. Posted by Monkeypod (Budding Member 54 posts) 7y

Dirty Havana Trilogy - Pedro Juan Gutierrez
A fascinating insight in to life in poverty stricken Cuba which depicts how the effects of Castro's regime and the USA's embargo's are absorbed into everyday life. Riddled with sleaze and depravity this book was right up my street.