So folks it’s almost here – that’s right D. and I’s romantic weekend getaway to Tremblant (romantic meaning us and like 10 other people hanging out in a condo) is tomorrow!!!
So folks – I thought I would give you a list of books somewhat related to road trips that I have read and enjoyed…this proved to be more difficult than I had first thought. I started to do some research in terms of great books referring to/about road trips in order to jog my memory on great ones I have read…and it made me feel like a literary failure! Apparently my appetite for literature does not include any travel cravings…or at least very few. So it may be meager but here is my tiny list of road trip books I would recommend.
1.) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Amazing book, there is a reason it is not only a classic but a Stanley Kubrick film and has been the muse for a Marilyn Manson video (and his subsequent romance with Evan Rachel Wood). It is steamy, and inappropriate and beautifully written on top of everything else.
2.) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson: Great movie, and an even better book…although it can be confusing at times – just like the movie. If you enjoy it you may also want to check out the other movie about Hunter S. Thompson called “Where the Buffalo Roam” – substitute Johnny Depp with Bill Murray and make it a little darker and you’ve got an idea about the film.
3.) The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini (Carol Shields daughter): Is a pretty thought-provoking book for about 3/4 of the book…then the ending falls pretty short (like she got tired). But it is an interesting read so maybe just stop there – will make you reexamine your idea of happiness and how one can really tell if they are indeed happy.
4.) Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer: Yet another great book that has been turned into a movie. Also, this one is short so you don’t have to be an anti-social bookworm to read it while on a road trip. Little tip though, if you like it DO NOT check out his book “Under the Banner of Heaven”…unless you want to lose like a month of your life and gain centuries of history about Mormonism…(is that even the right term for the mormon religion?)
5.) On the Road By Jack Kerouac: Last…but not least a book I actually haven’t read…but hey what would a list about novels pertaining to road trips be without this one?…
Happy Trails! “See” you après le week-end!