Al Qaeda & ISIS Hostages:

While Harald Ickler and a group of other tourists were held hostage in the Sahara Desert in 2003 for 54 days, they passed around this book, {quote}The Beach,{quote} about a vacation gone wrong. Each person wrote his name on the inside cover as he or she took a turn reading the novel.

While Harald Ickler and a group of other tourists were held hostage in the Sahara Desert in 2003 for 54 days, they passed around this book, "The Beach," about a vacation gone wrong. Each person wrote his name on the inside cover as he or she took a turn reading the novel.