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A few of my favourite books

William Rankin "rankin73"
 
Fup: A Modern Fable
Fup: A Modern Fable
"Ahh, Jim Dodge. I was late in discovering him, now I have, he rocks my world. I read this once or twice a year. It doesn't take long, is perfect for a journey, and always leaves me happy. Thanks Jim."
Not Fade Away ("Rebel Inc")
Not Fade Away ("Rebel Inc")
"If you like Fup, try this. I wish I had it with me when I drove to Mongolia. The greatest road trip tale ever told. Thanks again Jim"
Shantaram
Shantaram
"A very original and hefty read. I love it, though it got mixed reviews. Whether it's real or not, it's amazing"
Hearing Birds Fly: A Year in a Mongolian Village
Hearing Birds Fly: A Year in a Mongolian Village
"Mongolia. A fantastic place, and Louisa is a fantastic woman, who tells a tale of living with a small community on the edge of Mongolia with honesty, patience and flair. One to read over and over"
Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
"A wacked out poet and an ancient Chinese Zen master poet travel to China together, build a brilliant friendship and learn a lot on the way. Simply beautiful."
Holidays in Hell (A Picador Book)
Holidays in Hell (A Picador Book)
"Another hero of mine. Sheer genius. Fascinating...."
Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
"You never forget your first Bryson. I've read them all, and I still quote from this. The ultimate European backpacker tour, hilarious and fascinating"
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
"Bill's prize winning magnum opus, it really does teach you in a fantastically engaging way about nearly everything, while retaining a sense of wonder and humour, too. One to dip into regularly."
AA Gill Is Away
AA Gill Is Away
"Restaurant critic turned traveller AA Gill is another hero of mine, and this is his finest book. Buy it and read it, go on."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
"So wonderfully original."
Stark: Satirical Thriller
Stark: Satirical Thriller
"Ben's best book. I read it when I was pretty young, but it still holds up well, and is a funny, creative, well-told tale."
Shopping for Buddhas
Shopping for Buddhas
"Jeff's exploration of searching for the perfect Buddha in Nepal...and his interest in Buddhism too. A great, funny, lovely read."