8 Disastrous Holidays Lost luggage is the least of your problems... Stuck in the airport with a cancelled flight? Grab one of these books to while away the wait, and put your holiday misery in perspective. 1. Misery Stephen King 2. Death in Venice Thomas Mann 3. The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan 4. Beautiful Fools R.Clifton Spargo 5. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Helen Fielding 6. Daisy Miller Henry James 7. The Beach Alex Garland 8. Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Tags: holiday, travel View the discussion thread.