I have two weeks of holidays in which I plan to learn more maths and do some other stuff, and I need to balance it out by reading. I am looking for an absolutely wonderful book. Here are some books I've read and found incredible: Yann Martel - Life of Pi Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White John Connolly - The Killing Kind Mika Waltari - The Egyptian Raymond E Feist - Magician I am ideally looking for something like Life of Pi (but original and not lame, and just as great) where the story is set in a kind of adventurous mode and leaves you feeling sad, slightly depressed but grateful for where you are. I LOVED "Magician" but I'm NOT looking for a fantasy book. Also I don't want any classics like The Woman in White. And I don't want a history book, although I loved Jung Chang's Wild Swans. So please recommend me something. (But please make sure it's an amazing book, I don't want to read mediocre stuff). THANKS!