10 books worth reading on the road

1. Peter Mail “Year in Provence”

296 pages

Peter Mail and his wife did what most of us only dream about: spitting on care and prudence, they bought an old farmhouse in Provence and started a new life in it. The first year in the Luberon, which started from a real Provencal lunch, accommodated many more gastronomic pleasures, unexpected discoveries and very funny adventures.

“Gradually, I turned into a very happy vegetable, and made contact with real life through irregular telephone conversations with people who ruin their lives in distant offices. All that was left for them was to warn me that the brain was dying out from the sun and that there was skin cancer. I did not argue - perhaps they were right. One thing I knew for sure: in spite of rotten brains, new wrinkles and the danger of earning cancer, I never felt better in my life. ”

2. Jerome K. Jerome "Three in a boat, not counting dogs"
288 pages

Jerome wrote a hilariously funny story of three friends, from boredom and fictional diseases floating along the Thames, under the impression of his own honeymoon trip on a small boat.

“It's amazing how early you get up when you spend the night outdoors! If you are not sleeping on the featherbed, but at the bottom of the boat, wrapped in a rug and tucking a bag under your head instead of a pillow, then somehow there is no desire to cut out “at least five more minutes”. ”

“How much extra people take with them on a journey through the waves of the sea of ​​life! Lots of friends who do not appreciate him a penny; extra servants; expensive and boring pleasures; formalities, pretense, fear of what “people will say”! ”.

3. Jules Verne, "Around the World in Eighty Days"

288 pages

The fascinating story of Phileas Fogg, his resilient servant Passepart and their tremendous world tour, full of dangerous adventures, taken as a result of one bet.

""Curious! Curious! ”- thought Paspartu, returning to the ship. “I now see that traveling is a magnificent thing, not unhelpful, if you want to see something new.”

"He knew that in life willy-nilly it was necessary, as they say, to rub between people, and since friction slows down the movement, he kept away from everyone."

4. Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man and the Sea"

256 pages

"The old man and the sea" - a real masterpiece of Hemingway.The story is devoted to “tragic stoicism”: in front of the cruelty of the world, a person, even when losing, must maintain courage and dignity. The image of a fierce battle with a monstrous fish, and then with sharks devouring it, contrasts well with reflections on the past, on the world around it.

"" No need to think about any nonsense. Happiness comes to man in
any kind, do you recognize him? I would suppose that I took a little bit of happiness in any kind and paid for everything I asked for. I wish I could see the glow of Havana, he thought. “You want too much at once, old man.” But now I want to see the lights of Havana - and nothing more. ”
5. James Joyce "Dubliners"

256 pages

This book includes colorful and witty stories from the “Dubliners” series, written in a realistic manner uncharacteristic for a great writer and allowing the reader to look into the workers and petty-bourgeois quarters of the Irish capital of the early twentieth century.

“He remembered the volumes of poems that stood at home on the shelves. He bought them in his idle years, and often in the evenings, sitting in a small room near the hallway, he felt a desire to get one of the volumes from the shelf and read aloud to his wife.But each time shyness kept him; and the books remained on their shelves. Sometimes he would recite poetry to himself, and this would comfort him. ”

“A person is always experiencing a rise from fast movement
open space; and from fame; and from owning
in money. "

6. Thomas Pynchon “Lot 49 is being shouted”

240 pages

The main character one day discovers that
appointed manager of the property of her former lover - Californian magnate. And soon, frightening revelations begin to multiply exponentially, and random words and symbols point to an omnipotent covert organization originating in medieval Europe ...

“Oedipus decided to stop at the very first motel that she would get on the way, no matter how sniffed it was, because at some point the stillness in the four walls seemed to her more desirable than the illusion of freedom caused by the speed, wind in her hair and alternating scenery ".

7. Italo Calvino "Invisible Cities"

224 pages

The real journey of Marco Polo in China under the pen of Italo Calvino turns into a journey through the imaginary world, where the cities are named by female names.The book is a game, the rules in which the reader himself chooses, studying the novels in no particular order and building his own picture of the magical world - the absurd, illusory, but so similar to the insane life of modern megacities.

“The merchant imagined how he responded (or responded to Khan’s imagination) that the more he wandered through the unfamiliar streets of distant cities, the better he understood the other cities encountered along the way, the more often he recalled the stages of his wanderings in his memories.”

“- Alien edges - mirrors on the contrary. In them, the traveler learns little
his own and reveals much that he did not have and never will have. "

8. Don Delillo Cosmopolis

224 stars

Day in the life of Eric Packer. He is 28 years old, he is a multimillionaire, and he is driving through Manhattan in his limousine to see a hairdresser. His path turns into a whole Odyssey, full of incredible coincidences and meetings with a variety of strange people, showing the modern world of the West.

“After all, you would have taken my way of thinking and acting, if I were from a foreign culture. Be some Pygmy dictator, he said. “Or a cocaine baron.” Someone from fanatical tropics.You would really like this, right? You would cherish excessiveness, monomania. Such people delightfully excite others. Like you. Only need to draw a line. If they look and smell like you, everything gets confused. ”

9. Yoko Tavad "Suspicious passengers of your night trains"

224 stars

The main character of the story is a young Japanese dancer, touring Europe by train. Each chapter of this elegant book is a new city on the path of the heroine, an adventure, a dream, a dream. It’s impossible to get off this train. Life is a long journey in a carriage on the bottom shelf ... Traveling to a city that does not exist.

“Instead of going with the flow, to entrust the vessel to the captain, you chain your life to the schedule, dream of trains that are not out of date, in order to rush into a bustling future.”
10. Hermann Hesse "Siddhartha"

192 pages

The book is about a young brahmin named Siddhartha and his friend Govinda. Siddhartha dedicates his life to the search for the Atman, the One, which is in every person, to all the respected and wonderful.

"Peace, Govinda’s friend, should not be considered imperfect or slow on the path to perfection, no, - he is perfect every moment,all sins already carry redemption in themselves, all young children already embrace the old, all newborns death, all dying eternal life. ”

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