BTT: Foreign

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Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren’t there any?

Well seeing as I’m in Australia and the literature world is flooded with American fiction it’s pretty safe to say there’s plenty. I won’t include American fiction though because then the list would be as long as my arm and leg combined!

I enjoyed the following ones from Europe and Asia

  • Story of O by Pauline Reage – France
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Britain
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Britain
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu – China
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang – China
  • Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki  – Japan
  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Ireland
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy – Ireland
  • Kallocain by Karin Boye – Sweden

No other ones come to mind at the moment even though I know there are more. I definitely have quite a few foreign authors on my shelves, but I haven’t read any of them yet.

What are yours? Link me up if you participate so I can check out your books.


14 thoughts on “BTT: Foreign

    • Oh my bad! Thanks heaps for pointing that out! I was thinking to myself, when I was typing it, that it didn’t sound right.
      Goes to show you should check everything before hitting post.

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    • Excellent. Have you noticed that Art of War gets mentioned a lot, but people don’t necessarily say they enjoyed reading it or liking it?
      I’ll be paying you a visit shortly!

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    • I’ve seen that one around in the last few days, so that’s where it came from.

      Awesome, thanks for sharing it! I’ll have to have a go at that one when I have some time. I’m fast becoming a meme addict…

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