28th August 2014
The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith. No. 3 in The Sunday Philosphy...
Books set in location offer great holiday reads. They help us get under the skin of a place in a way that is impossible to do with a conventional travel guide.
And TripFiction features novels set in over 1,000 cities and countries from around the world – so your destination is almost bound to be covered.
When you are planning your holiday reading, don’t forget to research your location on TripFiction. You will find advice on the best books to read for wherever you want to go. TripFiction lets you see a location through an author’s eyes.
Works of fiction generate a feel for, and empathy with, a location that it quite different to that obtained through conventional travel guides. Literature – modern or historical – can help us absorb atmosphere and context in a way that no other written word finds possible.
TripFiction was created to make it easy to match a location with a book and help you select the literature that is most pertinent and relevant to your trip in a way that has not been practical before. You can search books by location, by author, by genre – and cross reference across all three. So, apart from just selecting by location, you can see which countries feature on your favourite author’s books, or whether a book of a particular genre is set in a city you are about to visit.
TripFiction does not just list titles. Each title has a synopsis and a lead review. It also carries reviews and ratings by members of the TripFiction community – ratings are given for both the content of the book and also for how well it portrays the location itself.
The expansion of the site is part-funded by a click though to Amazon to purchase books. TripFiction receives a small commission from Amazon for all purchases made though our site. The process and price to you is the same as ordering direct from Amazon.
To get full value from the TripFiction site (to be able to recommend books for us to add, to write reviews, or join book discussions) you will need to sign up to become a member. Click here to be taken to the sign up page.
Tina, Tony and the TripFiction Team