Travel Zone: Don’t Fall Asleep!

Lengthy travel calls for “extreme audio”– something interesting enough to keep one from falling asleep at the wheel.  Some genres work better than others, but the bottom line is it must have a plot that works at least as well as espresso.  Some  good candidates :

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino   362.8830922 T372p

True Crime in reverse. Unforgettable 2 people become enmeshed in a nightmare, and come back so changed.

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg  362.196895 G829h

A family fights against psychosis with everything they have.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson  371.822 M842t

Top Thriller! Don’t let the title fool you; this is an amazing  story of Mortenson’s journey through the most remote areas of Pakistan.

When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris  814.54 Se27w

Yay! David Sedaris has a comedic gift that just gets better.

Hella Nation by Evan Wright  306.2409 W931h

Rolling Stone writer profiles 12 sets of people that are very, very far out there. Bizarre, even unsavory,  but fascinating.

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill  Horror Hill

The best horror story! Old Rocker buys a ghost and gets more than he bargained for.

One Response to “Travel Zone: Don’t Fall Asleep!”

  1. May 19, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    These all look riveting!! On cross-country trips it might be good to have an espresso anyway, just to be extra safe.