Emergency Kindle rations needed, stat!
October 29, 2012 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Need sub $15 Kindle book recommendation to weather the Big Storm.

In the path of Sandy, hunkering down with the Kindle. Need dark-and-stormy-but-not-too-stormy-night book recommendation to buy in case the lights go out. The longer the book, the better. I have the classics pretty much covered but am open to all suggestions. Under $15 would be best.
posted by Currer Belfry to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It is not the greatest novel ever written, but for this situation I think Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is pretty much perfect.
posted by eugenen at 11:13 AM on October 29, 2012

eugenen, I'm going to go for it. Lots of people I know raved about that book. The price is right, too. Thanks!
posted by Currer Belfry at 11:16 AM on October 29, 2012

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History [Kindle Edition] $11.99 on Amazon.
posted by Gringos Without Borders at 11:27 AM on October 29, 2012

Pratchett's latest (non-discworld) has a good storm or two in it. Dodger

I like all the Flavia de Luce mysteries, and there is at least one stormy one.

(stay safe)
posted by edgeways at 11:34 AM on October 29, 2012

...the follow-up to Pillars of the Earth, World Without End is also pretty good and an interesting sequel, though it takes place long after the events of the other book.
posted by jquinby at 11:46 AM on October 29, 2012

American Gods by Neil Gaiman?
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 11:49 AM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I bought The Pillars of the Earth for a dime at a used book store when we were driving from CA back to OR. I did not choose it because it was a prize winner, but because it was the biggest. I read until it was my turn to drive. Perfect.
posted by Cranberry at 1:00 PM on October 29, 2012

The Passage by Justin Cronin. The sequel just came out, and is a super long book about a civilization-ending catastrophe.
posted by King Bee at 1:08 PM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

My go-to recommendation is always Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander". I love it. It's huge, and there are 7 more that are just as huge and I love those too.
posted by CathyG at 1:34 PM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Here's Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen. It's about the scammy, murdery aftermath of a big hurricane in Florida. He makes me laugh.
posted by jvilter at 5:40 PM on October 29, 2012

Can I dis-rec Outlander? Lots of skeevy rape/consent issues in there.
posted by Tamanna at 10:29 PM on October 29, 2012

I'm reading Nixonland by Rick Perlstein and at 896 pages, it might last you the whole storm and then some. I'm not usually a history buff but this is really a superlative book.
posted by deliciae at 10:55 PM on October 29, 2012

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