What I Read
Travelling in distant regions offers a lot of opportunities for
reading books you've always wanted to read but never had the time
for. It may be a good idea to decide which books these are before you
leave, and bring them. On the other hand, books are heavy. You will
always be able to find small bookshops where you can buy/trade books,
and you can also trade books with other travellers. Just be prepared
for the fact that the number of books available up in the mountains of
Himalaya or on the beaches of Thailand, may be very limited. To the
degree you find books, you will more or less find the same books
everywhere. Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is
everywhere. So are most of the books by Tom Clancy, Stephen King and
other chart toppers.
Here's what I found and read on my voyage, in addition to a pile of
- Bacaille, Dr. Maurice: "The Qur'an & Modern Science"
- Bond, Larry: "Vortex"
- Clancy, Tom: "Debt of Honour"
- Costello, Sean: "Eden's Eyes"
- Dickens, Charles: "The Pickwick Papers"
- Diehl, William: "Show of Evil"
- Doyle, Sir Artur Conan: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
- Fry, Stephen: "The Hippopotamus"
- Hafner, Katie and Markoff, John: "Cyberpunk - Outlaws and
Hackers on the Computer Frontier"
- Hamlyn, D.W.: "The Penguin History of Western Philosophy"
- Holt, Anne: "Salige er de som tÝrster..."
- King, Stephen: "Desperation"
- Koontz, Dean R.: "Strangers"
- Ludlum, Robert: "The Scorpio Illusion"
- Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
- Orwell, George: "Animal Farm"
- Osborne, Richard: "Philosophy for Beginners"
- Pratchett, Terry: "Witches Abroad"
- Preuss, Paul: "Human Error"
- Silverberg, Robert: "Hot Sky at Midnight"
- Walker, Steve: "21st Century Blues"
Last modified: Thu May 15 17:34:45 MET DST 1997