June 26, 2011
Although the act of writing still feels akin to dragging razorwire across my face, I’m OK with reading.
Next week I’m off to France for some serious Alpine cycling. But books are required for chill out periods. So I’m looking for recommendations.
In the travel bag already are:
- Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook
- Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd
- Kazuo Ishiguro: The Remains of the Day
- Michael Frayn: Copenhagen
- Plus a bunch of Bernard Williams essays, and some post-Treatise Hume (it’s a pipedream paper that I’ll never write).
I would appreciate suggestions for intelligent but page-turning novels, and also some non-fiction. Indeed, if there is a book you think so good that I should read it before any of the above-listed, then certainly say so.