What can be the best book for me in these situations?
Next weekend I will be travelling via bus for a period of around 12 hours. I will not be having any laptop, music player or friend etc with me. So I need a suggestion about a book that I can read on my journey. I will not be having any access to internet on the journey so I will not be able to look up for the meanings of difficult words on google. So I need a book written in easy english which can be completely read in 12 hours.
"The Princess Bride" by William Goldman. This book is very simply written, but there is not a dull moment! It is sort of a combination of traditional fairy tales and early 20th century adventure stories. For the most part, it is a satire - so there are some things which are quite funny - but there are also some very serious elements in this book.
Despite the title, "The Princess Bride" is not some goofy chick-lit novel. Men like the story too. In fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't like this book!
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach is easy reading, without a lot of difficult words. It is a story given from a seagull's viewpoint, and the basic theme is personal triumph. And the word count should fit your need.
I am quit pleased with your recommendation beth. But i have already read this book. An abridged form of the book was also part of our syllabus in Pakistan in 9th standard. I believe at least 10 million students of my country have read this book.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime, by Mark Haddon. This is a truly fantastic book written from the perspective of an autistic boy. It is a really gripping and emotional story that I would challenge anybody to stop reading before they were finished.
K-Pax by Gene Brewer is another short and sweet little book about a mental patient claiming to be an alien called prot (lower case intentional). It is a great read that leaves the reader to wonder if perhaps he is telling the truth. It is the first of a trilogy of books, all of which are very good.
I just finished reading one yesterday, titled "The Soul Talkers" by Funom Makama. Trust me when I tell you this, it is a book full of suspense that will keep you seated and rooted in one place from front cover to back cover. The story is perfectly crafted into a blend of campus life, emotional saga, sports, peer antagonism and poetry and its contemporary nature just leaves me in awe up to this moment. When you read that, you will never regret buying any book in your life. I know your journey is over some 3 months ago, but this is a suggestion you will never regret accepting.
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