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41. Posted by whitb (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y

Hey folks,
Has anyone read "Fools Rush In" by Bill Carter really,really amazing.thought of it as I was at a U2 concert on Friday makes you think that Bono's not so full of BS, if you've read it you'll know what I mean.:)
Otherwise you can't beat the Hitch-hikers Guide or indeed anything by Douglas Adams and for the nerd inside us all "Magician" by Raymond E. Feist.Top stuff.


42. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Has anyone read "Fools Rush In" by Bill Carter really,really amazing

Really? I'll look for it. Thanks.


43. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

And abang Wocca and kak CC too! Thanks for donating your books!

You are welcome

44. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22

"dark star safari" by paul theroux is amazing too! and for anyone going to south america try "gringo trail" by mark mann.

can anyone recommend anything travel literature-wise for south east asia... particularly lao and cambodia please. i've read the beach three times now and i'm desperate for something new.

thanks guys, i'm enjoying this book club thing


Joey, forget to mention a book i read a couple of years ago that is an interesting story about Vietnam. It's called Derailed in Uncle Ho's Garden of Victory by Tim Page. Tim Page was a famous combat photographer during the Vietnam War, and in this book he returns to a re-unified Vietnam and takes a train journey through the country and shares his thoughts about how Vietnam has changed. I've just brought Catfish and Mandala, can't remember who it's by, but it looks an interesting read.

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46. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Dave has just reminded me of another excellent Vietnam -related book

"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. It's basically a soldier's account of his time in Vietnam. A very good book....the disjointed narrative really conveys the state of mind of the veteran returned home after the war.

A good read. ;)

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49. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Here are the three I read last week...
[b]A Lifelong Passion
by Andrei Maylunas and Sergei Mironenko
(Great story about Nicholas and Alexandra, the last Czar and Czarina)
Women of the Third Reich by Anna Maria Sigmund
(self explanitory title...but interesting little known facts)
A First-Class Temperament by Goeffrey C. Ward
(One of my favorite books on the life of FDR!)


50. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Oh! Interested in Women of the Third Reich! Might get that one.

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