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Best Airplane Reads

so im flying from la to ny with a stop in atlanta. the flight is about 10 hours overall. can people recommend books i should consider buying. my favorite genre is science fiction, lord of the rings meets x-men meets contact. i dont know. any suggestions?

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James Joyce, "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" or his short stories, "Dubliners".
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can you guys please provide a couple sentences describing the book? thanks

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Totally cliche and you've probably read it, but the Da Vinci Code? Page turners don't get much better than that.
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James Joyce, "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" or his short stories, "Dubliners".


Ignore this suggestion, Brashkoala!

Hey, I think you'd like either Dan Brown's Angels & Demons or his little-known work The Da Vinci Code. They are fun books and very engaging. Sure it's not a Nobel prize winner, but it's good entertainment. They've got interesting historical details, action, suspense, and humor. I haven't met many people who didn't like one of those books, and I held off for a long time before finally giving in to Da Vinci Code fever. It's actually a lot of fun.

The Harry Potter books are also nice airplane reads.
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Another book I've always loved was Watership Down by Richard Adams. I've recommended it to many people, and they've always loved it. It's about a group of rabbits that travel across a part of England searching for a new home. Okay, it's sounds lame, but it's actually one of the best books I've ever read. I highly recommend it. The rabbits have personalities and talk to each other. You'll find yourself in love with them in no time. A phenomenal book.
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Another book I've always loved was Watership Down by Richard Adams. I've recommended it to many people, and they've always loved it. It's about a group of rabbits that travel across a part of England searching for a new home. Okay, it's sounds lame, but it's actually one of the best books I've ever read. I highly recommend it. The rabbits have personalities and talk to each other. You'll find yourself in love with them in no time. A phenomenal book.
OMG, you are like my literature soul mate.

I LOVED that book.. we had to read it the summer before 9th grade and I thought it was amazing. I really should read it again.
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Another book I've been recommending to people is Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham. It's a really interesting book and setup - it tells the story of three generations of a family.. each chapter is from a different perspective of a character. It has some of the strongest character development I've ever read, and you really get into it. It's fascinating.
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i saw the da vinci code, should i even bother reading it. i really liked a wrinkle in time too

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i saw the davinci code, should i even bother reading it
Haven't seen the movie, but as a rule of thumb - the book is always much better than the movie. I heard really horrible reviews about the movie, too.
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i saw the davinci code, should i even bother reading it
The book was much better than the movie, but maybe the suspense will be gone. His other book Angels and Demons is really good. I liked it even more than The DaVinci Code. I started reading it, and I couldn't put it down.

Jurrasic Park is also a great page-turner even if you've seen the movie.

Also, if you don't mind older literature, an abridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo might enthrall you. It's an excellent book.

All this talk of books is inspiring me to get off this website and go read something. LOL!
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i really like reading good books but i havent read a book outside of school in a long time. im always so busy i dont have time.

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Try a John Grisham book. They're nice for airplanes, they'll keep you reading without having to give much thought to it.
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The book was much better than the movie, but maybe the suspense will be gone. His other book Angels and Demons is really good. I liked it even more than The DaVinci Code. I started reading it, and I couldn't put it down.

Jurrasic Park is also a great page-turner even if you've seen the movie.

Also, if you don't mind older literature, an abridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo might enthrall you. It's an excellent book.

All this talk of books is inspiring me to get off this website and go read something. LOL!
True, Jurassic Park will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. It's much, much better than the cheap movie. You'll like it.

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I enjoyed reading the story of the 1958 Manchester United Airplane Disaster when i flew to Melbourne last week
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