What makes for good jail reading?
November 4, 2007 6:54 AM Subscribe
What books should I buy for someone in jail?
posted by suki to Grab Bag (35 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My beloved motorcycle mechanic is in jail for a few weeks and I'd like to send him some books to help him pass the time. I can only order the books from Amazon and have them sent directly to him.
The last books he read were by Dostoyevsky and Flannery O'Connor. He says he'd like to use the time to read more classics and non-fiction books that address large philosophical issues. Or anything that explains internal combustion.
I was thinking about buying him three books - one big fiction classic (perhaps V or Gravity's Rainbow), one non-fiction book, and one "light" read.