17 hour flight and nothing to read yet.

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by mattrlc, Sep 7, 2009.

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  1. anyone recommend a decent book for the rather long haul to the falklands. Im after something that you can pick up and get straight into, subject matter isnt really important as long as its easy to dive straight in so to speak and isnt sci-fi. many thanks
     
  2. mock all you want ppl but i just read Mcnab, 'seven troop' and couldnt put it down!
     
  3. Neil Strauss - The Game

    True story about becoming a pick up artist, really enjoyable read. Plus hours of fun trying to re-enact said methods on local bints in the bar.
     
  4. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  5. Another vote for Wilbur Smith. Try the series with Taita in it ;)

    Also am reading Empire: Wounds of Honour by Anthony Richies at the minute, very good.
     
  6. Laurel K Hamilton, or David Morrell
     
  7. Might I suggest the Troy series by Gemell, The Silver Bow will get you to at least Ascencion, and the thunder child will get you down to MPA. If you can avoid reading it during the intervening 6 months a combination of the last book (Fall of Kings? Damn this Altheimers) and some diazapam should see you safely back to Brize.
     
  8. Patrick O'Brian. To read one is to begin a habit that will last years.
     
  9. pull up a sandbag!
     
  10. Financial Times guide to investing. Not too dry, and when are you going to read it otherwise? It could change your life!
     
  11. Picking up the brass was a cracking read, funny as fook.
     
  12. Agreed. Also anything by James Michener.
     
  13. ive been on amazon and read some reviews on mentioned titles, have to say picking up the brass and pull up a sanbag sound like a really good reads. Thank you for the advice and help.
     
  14. Mattric, don't buy any Wilbur Smith books though, I've got them all, and can send you a few to keep you going until I get there! Start with The Courtneys, "When The Lion Feeds", and take it from there.

    Sluggy x
     
  15. This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson - An excellent sea yarn about Robert Fitzroy and Charles Darwin on the Beagle. Much of it is set in the South Atlantic and includes an earlier Falklands campaign.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0755302818/?tag=armrumser-21

    To the Ends of the Earth by William Golding. A long sea voyage to the Southern Hemisphere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_the_Ends_of_the_Earth

    Death on the Ice by Robert Ryan. Fictionalised account of Scott's expeditions to the Antarctic. Very good, quite fast-moving but not at the expense of detail, sympathetic characterisation including Captain Oates. (Ryan has also written a book about TE Lawrence that I haven't read yet)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/075534720X/?tag=armrumser-21

    Oops....you might want something escapist... :wink:

    Try The Terror by Dan Simmons. The doomed Franklin North West Passage expedition....with a vicious Arctic monster stalking the crew. Can't get much further North than this! Really good as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316017442/?tag=armrumser-20