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Monday, January 6, 2014

Finding Books by Foreign Writers

So, I’ve really enjoyed the mysteries by non-English writers I’ve been reading, but I’d like to find more books set in non-English speaking countries or places that are culturally different from what I normally read.

I absolutely adore Sergei Lukyanenko‘s Night Watch series–I re-read it in the fall and am currently listening to the audible versions.

I also love John Burdett‘s Sonchai Jitpleecheep series, which although written by a native English speaker, he’s one who lived in the place about which he’s writing.

I’ve been a fan of Andrea Camilleri and Arturo Pérez-Reverte for quite awhile. And I’ve recently read some excellent mysteries by Henning Mankell, Karin Fossum, Arnaldur Indridason.

But I want more. As may or may not be obvious from my love of fantasy, I like reading about places with which I’m unfamiliar. And Bangkok and Moscow are just about as foreign to me as Middle Earth and Newford.

I found this site, , which had some suggestions, but I want more.

So, recommendations please! If you want you can peruse the Fantasy and Mystery authors I’ve already read.

And if you want to squee about a particular author and tell me all the reasons I need to read them, that’d be awesome as well.

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