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May 20, 2010 9:51 PM Subscribe
Need something engrossing for about 14 hours of travel, pronto.
posted by rokusan to media & arts (34 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Help. I have a long, long travel day tomorrow and seem to have hit EMPTY on my things to read tank. Unexpected.
I'll take fiction, whether lit or historical, scifi or anything else, as well as nonfiction, humor... heck pretty much anything as long as it stands a good chance of sucking me in and occupying my brain for a long stretch.
Writers I might recommend to myself, knowing myself, if I hadn't already read everything they have published: Vonnegut, Robbins, DeLillo, DFW, Pynchon, Rushdie, GGMarquez, Coupland, WGibson, Atwood, Stephenson.
It's been a rough couple of days (family stress, travel, more stress) so something non-depressing and most of all engrossing would be nice. I have an iPod touch and laptop with me, and internet until tomorrow, so I can download anything if I do it in advance.
Amazon/Kindle books are okay, either text or audio, don't care which... as are any free or cheap PDFs or MP3s or other things I can DL or cache for the trip.
Thanks in advance, smart people!