So my trip to India involves a bunch of looong plane rides, and I’m looking for titles of books that are going to totally distract me for a few hours. It has to be a “good” book — not just a quick read. I need to get involved in it, hooked by it, transported by it. What do you suggest?
I’ll post some of the responses and my decisions here. I have read in the Rough Guide that there are some neat bookstores in places I’m going like Pushkar! Imagine buying a book in Pushkar! (Of course, if you live there, it wouldn’t seem so exotic, but to me it does.) I think I will leave whatever books I take there, with someone who wants them, and get more in India for the return trip.
Five days to liftoff!! I read this article today and I was reminded that it’s not all pink cities and taj mahals: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/oct/27/india-grand-prix-formula-one?INTCMP=SRCH but my anticipation is undiminished.