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Things to pass the time on planes, trains and automobiles

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High Fidelity
High Fidelity
"I read this on holiday in Pratts (honestly) South of France. Any guy can relate to this book... its very very funny. I laughed out loud from start to finish."
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
"I planned to read this on a trip, but started it at a random time and had to finish it asap... It totally kept me gripped... scared me to death part way through too!"
LA Confidential: Classic Noir
LA Confidential: Classic Noir
"One of the best books I have ever read.  I read this flying to Washington in 2002 and finished it over there. By the way, it's not a good idea to read alone in Dupont Circle... believe me!"
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
"I read this commuting to work on the local train recently... It cracked me up... brilliant!"
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer For Owen Meany
"This is one of the best recommendations I have ever been given... if you want me to recommend a book, I can't its too hard, but this one is good. A great story... like nothing I have ever read before."
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"I read this going to work on the ferry,quite recently. I loved it, but I think just because it is Bladerunner! Its worth reading though, especially if you are thinking about having a real pet sheep!"
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
"I think the only book by a woman I have read... not that I am sexist! Its great, but I didn't read this on public transport either... no I'm NOT sexist! Its a great book, she should have written more!"
Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood
"I enjoyed it because I could relate to everything in the book... apart from living in the 60's, in Tokyo, and the fact that the main character gets fed up with sleeping around... but apart from that!!"
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
"I read this whilst living and working in Oxford, usually travelling down the Thames (not!). A great book if you like classic cop stuff!"
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
"I have no reason in particular to recomend this, apart from to say it was enjoyable. I read it on my holiday in Lanzarote, baking myself in the sunshine."
The Tenth Justice
The Tenth Justice
"I was told it was like a cross between John Grisham and Friends... and that is exactly what it was like. This was the book I read going to Barcelona with the Uni crowd in '98... those where the days"
McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland
McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland
"If you have travelled round, or been to Ireland, you have got to read this. Its amusing! I had been a few times to Co. Cork and to Dublin... read the book afterwards and loved it. Just get it read!"
Trainspotting
Trainspotting
"Brilliant... you'll be fluent in Scottish afterwards, if nothing else! Luckily I read it after finsihing Uni in Edinburgh, so I was already at one with the lingo. Y'ken!"
The Heather Blazing (Picador thirty)
The Heather Blazing (Picador thirty)
"A different type of book to one I'd usally read, but I really enjoyed it. Read it travelling back from visiting a pal in St. ANdrews on Virgin. Luckily the train was running late so I got to read more"
The Beach
The Beach
"I read this travelling between Edinburgh and London on GNER... I had an job interview and got the job, but after reading this I wanted to pack it all in to go travelling... I took the job though, D'Oh"
The English Patient
The English Patient
"Another one I really enjoyed... thats all I can think to say though. Well worth a read, even if you don't like using public transport!"
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope: Star Wars Series: Book One
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope: Star Wars Series: Book One
"Read this while at Uni in Liverpool, but mainly on the bus... it's a good book, but it is only in this list because it is STAR WARS. If you love Star Wars, why haven't you read the book?"
Patriot Games
Patriot Games
"Action packed book from start to finish... 10 times better than the film. The Jack Ryan character is quality! Read this while travelling to and from Tesco Metro and Uni in Edinburgh."
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Bonfire of the Vanities
"This is quite a recent read, but finsihsed it travelling back from London to Liverpool after a great drinking weekend with Uni pals... I couldn't put this down... it is a must."
Kane and Abel
Kane and Abel
"One of the first books I read travelling to Uni in Liverpool on the 437 Merseybus, and I thought it was brilliant."
The Football Factory
The Football Factory
"The opening line had me in bulk... and it just flowed from that! Eye opening, but amusing at the same time. I didn't realise that Football hooliganism was so well organised!"
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
"A different type of cop story. I liked the early Alex Cross novels but got fed up with them eventually. Another one read on the train when commuting between Liverpool and Manchester... never a seat!"
The Firm
The Firm
"The first Grisham book I read, travelling to Uni each day ont he bus, and definately my favourite. I got fed up with him after reading 7 or 8 of his books though, but this one is great."
Casino Royale (James Bond 007)
Casino Royale (James Bond 007)
"I always wanted to know what happend in the non-spoof version of Casino Royale, and now I do. One I read on the Wirral line train travelling to work."
Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction)
Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction)
"Just 'cos it was the first book I read! I didn't read this on the bus because I was cool at school... yeah right!"