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AchillesL
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What is your favorite foreign novel? ie books written from outside of your country.
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The Bible.
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Lord of the Rings
The Golden Compass

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Raia
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The Master and Margarita.

Also, in terms of books written outside YOUR country, I recommend "The ZigZag Kid" by David Grossman. Highly recommend, even.

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Raia
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Also, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. And I'm sure there are others, they'll keep coming to me.
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"Siddhartha"

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There are a number of ways this question could be read. I think I'll answer it in the sense of 'favorite book with the most foreign plot', since others have already remarked 'Lord of the Rings' which is geographically but not culturally foreign, to me at least.

So for me right now I think it would be Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie. Though he is quite Western, in that story Rushdie involves multiple plots and characters that are extremely foreign to me.

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The Black Pearl
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Yeah, i haven't read many foreign novels.
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War and Peace.
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In my case the question is better made as "which are the local Brazilian authors you read" because I mostly read foreign authors :-)

I like Guimaraes Rosa, Braulio Tavares, Lima Barreto, Flavio Medeiros, Carlos Drummond de Andrade ( the only poetry I really really like in any language ).

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quote:
Originally posted by Raia:
Also, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. And I'm sure there are others, they'll keep coming to me.

That's mine.
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I like Siddhartha as someone else mentioned. I also enjoyed la Dama del Alba (if you read Spanish) and O Guarani (in Portuguese)
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