Travel Books - Drama: Find the best dramatic novels ever!
You are into novels with a dramatic plot? We have compiled more than 30 of the best novels from this this genre for you. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody else who loves breath taking novels.
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"In 1996, a tragedy took place on the Mount Everest. This book tells you what really happened up there. Jon Krakauer, the author of "Into the Wild", writes about his experience and the difficulty to survive in the Himalayas. This time, it is his personal story..."
"A little masterpiece for all of those who like good literature. Kathy grew up without her parents in an English residential school. She writes about her childhood and her youth. But this is more than the usual coming-of-age story. There is a huge secret in the residential school. This book really gets you thinking."
"How must it feel when your life changes completely from one day to the other? Smithy Ide goes through this experience and it almost makes him collapse. Both his parents die on the same day. A few days later he gets the message that his sister who lives on the other side of the country is dying too. At this point he comes to a decision. He grabs his old bicycle and sets off on a tour through America to see his sister for one last time. An adventurous journey begins."
"Amir and Hassan have always been best friends. In their early years, they don't realize that there are differences between them. Amir's father is a wealthy Pashtun and Hassan's father only the servant of the house. What the two boys like most in their free time is kite flying. One day everything changes because Amir betrays Hassan. From then on nothing is as it was before any more..."
"A love story that goes beyond your imagination. Henry has got a disease. Involuntarily, he makes time travels. Into the future as well as into the past. During a time travel he falls in love with Clare. An extraordinary relationship starts..."
"What does it need to be happy? Robyn Davidson wants to find an answer to that question and decides to walk trough the Australian desert. Together with a dog and a couple of camels she tries to discover her limits. This book is based on a true story. A dangerous story which really makes you think..."
Journey, Australia, Limits, Courage, Camels, Sense of life
"Lindsay spent two years in prison but is still searched by Interpol. The Australian goes into hiding in Bombay where he meets the Indian Prabaker. They become friends and cope with life together. In the depths of the metropole Lindsay learns what it means to be poor. Therefore he decides to change his life and starts helping people who are in real need. He falls in love with a woman. Bad idea..."
India, Prison, Poverty, Adventure, Love, Journey, Inspiration
"A lot of young backpackers search for adventures far off the beaten track. Among them young Richard from England. He discovers a wonderful beach in Thailand which looks truly outstanding. Together with some other people Richard takes a trip to the remote island. For them it is paradise. Until life shows them the other side of the coin... Action!"
"Chris McCandless finishes college and decides against living an ordinary life. So he burns all the money he owns and starts a journey with the goal of reaching Alaska. A journey full of experiences and adventures. He always dreams of freedom and liberty in the beautiful, lonesome wilderness. Based on a true story. The author Jon Krakauer wrote this book with the help of journal entries and interviews with Chris' family and friends. A really sad and at the same time beautiful book. Would you be able to let everything behind to be alone in the wilderness?"
Journey, Alaska, Adventure, Drama, Desire, Biography, Sense of Life, Backpacking
Wild – From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
"The life of the 26-year-old Cheryl is filled with drugs and sex with strange men. As her mother died when she was young and because of a broken marriage, Cheryl tries to fight the pain in her life. Until she comes to the point where she realizes that she can not go on like this. One day she gets a travel guide for the "Pacific Crest Trail" and she decides to start the trip of her life. On her journey she encounters plenty of challenges and surprises..."
"An emotional and extraordinary story about the life of an Indian waiter. He wins the maximum amount in "Who wants to be a millionaire?". The organizer charges him for cheating. At the police he can argue every question he is asked with a true story of his life. These stories are truly breathtaking. A book about the beauty and the sad of India. A nice but also tragic story..."
"Sara Maitland is in her late forties. She grew up as one of six children, is a mother now herself and a vocal feminist. You can imagine that her life was pretty noisy. Too noisy. One day, Sara finds herself alone on the countryside again and falls in love with silence. She describes the silence and her love for it. She spends time in the Sinai deserts, the Scottish hills and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Shen then hunts and gathers knowledge about silence and its history, also its meaning for psychoanalysis or artistic expressions. Be sure that there is no noise while you read this book!"