Okay, so your work sucks and you only live for the holidays, right? Or maybe your work is the best thing ever, but even so you do go on holidays sometimes – right? So you need a book to read that’s just the right length for a short-haul flight.
(I’ll let you know my recommendations for long-haul when I’ve managed to get further than three hours’ flight.)
My top five favourite short novels, all more or less around 100-150 pages:
- Moscow Stations by Venedikt Yerofeev
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
- No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
I even blogged about them all at some point or other – links at the end.
By the way, this is not a politically correct list of short novels, or one approved by prestigious literary critics. (I didn’t bother to look up what they recommend.) It’s just my – damnably personal! – selection.
I’d love to know yours.
You might also like: ⇒ Moscow Stations ⇒ The Two Versions of The Old Man and the Sea ⇒ The Little Prince ⇒ The Bridge of San Luis Rey ⇒ A Day's Hiking (No One Writes to the Colonel)