I’m an avid book reader and would often demolish a book in a sitting. So now my trip to Japan, via Russia and the Trans Siberian Express, is in full planning mode I’ve decided a few things. Firslty the trip will be a chance to tick off some of those classic books I’ve never had a chance to read.
I’ve read most of the top 100 books you find in online reviews, however some have slipped through the net…and its time to rectify that.
I’ve heard several great reviews about this book and often wanted to give it a try. As an Englishman who has lived in Ireland I’d love to understand Hawks understanding of this wonderful country and see if we shared similair outlooks.
When I was at school I was introduced to Levi and his book, “If this is a man”, his memoir of his time in the Nazi concetration camps. Moving, horrific, a masterpiece of writing recounting the horrors of mankind, his book inspired me as a 17 year old to ensure that injustice and bigoty had no place in either my life, my friends or the society I wanted to live in. Some years later I heard a radio play based on Levi’s Periodic Table and was once again inspired by this man. I feel it truly is a duty and a honour to read this thought proviking book
Often mistquoted in politics, the “Art of War” is a book that ha. It has been handed down from generations, especially within China since the early 400 BC. Offering a giving a philisophical look at leadership, life and society, its a book I’ve always wanted to ponder over whilst taking a long train trip.
So that’s the end of the current list. I anticipate adding a further 2-3 books to the list, but which ones? Leave a comment with your suggestions.
To ensure I enjoy them, I do prefer..
- Books with no Russian character names…I simply find it too hard to remember who is who.
- Think outside of the box, I’ve already completed books and plays including 1984, The Prince, Tolkien, Shakespeare etc.
- I’m looking for a light hearted read which will raise my spirits when the trip feels particulary hard.
- I love biographies, but I’ve completed all of the sporting and political ones I feel interested in…have I missed something?
- History is my first love…what histroial novel or book would you suggest?
I look forward to hearing your suggestions.