Reading The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann, is like going on a journey. You arrive in the Swiss Alps, feel the light breeze and breath in the deep air.
The book follows the routine of the lead character in minute detail, and as you get to know Hans Castorp, you also connect with the environment around him.
The passage of time is slow; the days repetitive. As you turn page after page (the book is quite long) you start to feel like you’re in the mountains too.
Some books stay with you long after you’ve finished reading them. This is on of them.
Take it with you when you go on a long trip!