Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Twelve books that make you want to travel

At the Telegraph Eleanor Muffitt tagged 12 "books that make you want to pack your bags and trot the globe," including:
The Beach, Alex Garland

Any wannabe-backpacker needs this sinister tale of a traveller searching for adventure in Thailand in their (limited) luggage. The book follows Richard, a young English tourist who finds a map in a Bangkok hotel room. Directed to a secret community, Richard decides to settle down in paradise – only to discover modern-day Edens are easily corrupted by temptation.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Beach also appears on Anna Wilson's top ten list of books set on the seaside, Kate Kellaway's ten best list of fictional holidays, the Guardian editors' list of the 50 best summer reads ever, John Mullan's list of ten of the best swimming scenes in literature, and Sloane Crosley's list of five depressing beach reads.

--Marshal Zeringue