Do you enjoy a good thriller? If so, you might like to try I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. It has all the right ingredients – murder, espionage, several exotic locations, plenty of twists and turns, a terrifying terrorist plot, and a satisfying ending. Its 900 pages kept me gripped on the horrifically long flight from Bordeaux to London to Singapore to Sydney. Not a book for the faint-hearted, as there were some rather grim torture scenes, and it did rather over-do the clichés, but certainly an exciting read.
Reading for a long plane flight always requires some careful thought, in my view. You need something that is not too intellectually demanding, because of the interruptions, discomfort and sleepiness of a long flight, but you also need something that distracts you from the narrow seat, the person next to you who spills over into your space, and the boredom of too many tasteless flight meals in a row. I love a good thriller or detective novel for a flight. Ideally I should come to the end just before landing.
What suits you best? Do let me know about your suggestions for books to take on those awful journeys to the other side of the world? Tell me by leaving a comment.
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