I'm off to India, Nepal, south East Asia, Oz, New Zeeland, Chili and Peru as of October and am looking for some Literature to read before and whilst on my travels.
Especially on Cambodia and Peru. Also a good book about the Vietnam War.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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On cambodia I will advise you with First they killed my father .
excellent book even if sometimes it´s a bit hard to read.
Though not a travel book I would recommend Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand. The book is huge but excellent. You dont want it to end and it will take you some time to finish it. It is great to take only one for a few months and this is it.
On my first trip to Thailand i spent my time reading Alex Garland's The Beach for the first time - If you've never read it, wait to go to Thailand and read it then - it really made me enjoy my time there and although im sure everybody here has read it a thousand times over, i think reading it in my stuffy room in Bangkok, then on the beaches, and then going back to read it again when i was home made the book more than a good travel book, but a happy memory of Thailand.
Although my fav book at the moment is Kira Salak's The Cruellest Journey - She is an inspiration to anyone who likes putting themselves in unfamiliar territory (in other words shes a really cool lady)
I rarely travel without The Hobbit. Always a great fix of adventure.
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
An absolute delight.
Stone Junction by Jim Dodge- One of the best books I've read.