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Barbarian Days

Pulitzer Prize winning memoir, following the author around the world in pursuit of waves, surfing provides the backdrop to William Finnegan’s life, even as he moves from a carefree world tour to covering conflicts for the New Yorker.

Thoughtful, enlightening and meditative, this is pretty technical during the surfing passages but the writing is so good that you’ll love it.

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The Beach

The original pre-internet viral hit, updated Lord of the Flies for the 90s, set in backpacker Thailand.

A debut novel by Alex Garland, a man who has gone on to achieve multidisciplinary virtuosity writing computer games and film scripts before directing his own features in Ex Machina and Annihilation.

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