Lost Horizon by James Hilton (Paperback) 257 pages isbn: 9780060594527
When a small craft is hijacked and goes down in the Himalayas, four travelers stumble upon paradise on earth. Written and set in the 1930's, Lost Horizon belongs more in the realm of adventure fiction than the hallowed halls of serious literature. That said, it's not without deeper meaning, and the writing is great: spare, witty, and very much a product of the era. Popular usage of the term Shangri-La stems from this novel, which was tremendously popular at the time it was written. A quick, fun, read. Recommended for public library collections.