The Most Iconic Book Set In Every Country Around The World #Infographic Graph by GlobalEnglishEditing Via: ebookfriendly.com Where do you live? Do you think the graph is accurate? Share!TweetWhatsAppTelegramLike this:Like Loading... Related 17 thoughts on “The Most Iconic Book Set In Every Country Around The World #Infographic” Add yours Oh my God! I needed this :D It’s my bookish goal to read a book from each country and now it’ll be easier to search the books. Have you read all these? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I know right, I loved this graph! :) Definitely a goal of mine too. No, I wish I had! LikeLike Reply I don’t agree with the choice for my country. There are more iconic books from the UK than Jane Austen! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I never liked Jane Austen. They could have picked Agatha Christie instead… I also don’t like the book they picked for my country, Finland. LikeLike Reply I live in Brazil. I had to check what book was this (not because it is unknown, but I didn´t have a clue with the translated title!). This book is one of the most important books written in XXth century Brazil. Graciliano Ramos is probably the most important Brazilian writer of the century, but it´s something of a “cult” writer. I understand why it was chosen, but I don´t agree with this choice. My vote would be “Don Casmurro”, by Machado de Assis, who is usually acclaimed as the most important brazilian writer of all time. This novel is set in Rio de Janeiro of the XIXth century and has a more universal appeal. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It seems many don’t agree with the book choice of their country. Like I don’t agree with the one they picked for Finland either o.O I see, Don Casmurro sounds interesting. I should read more books from other countries :) LikeLike Reply Don Casmurro it´s a must! I will research a good english translation for you. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Here it is a good review about it on the NYT. And a link to a apparently good translation: http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/02/22/reviews/980222.22jacksot.html LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for linking the review here! :) Now I really want to read Casmurro…I think only Brazilian author I have read is Paul Coelho. LikeLike Reply Sorry, I misnamed the author of the “The Devil to Pay in the Backlands”. It is Guimarães Rosa and not Graciliano Ramos. But it´s the same opinion, anyway. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is very cool. I see that the US selection (where I live) is Tom Sawyer. That seems reasonable to me although I’m sure others might pick something else. Interesting that Thailand’s is The Bridge on the River Kwai. I’ve never read the book but loved the movie, although I always thought it was set in Burma not Thailand. Maybe I’m wrong about that… Thanks for sharing this! https://gregsbookhaven.blogspot.com/ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Tom Sawyer seems like a good choice for me :) I haven’t read The Bridge on the River Kwai, however I believe it’s possible that there are errors with this graph. LikeLike Reply I understand Tom Sawyer as the USA´s choice. It´s about the inner United States, the pioneer thing, etc. It´s iconical. It was the same with Brazil´s choice. The problem for us, citizens of big XXIth centuries cosmopolitan cities is that we don´t relate much with these surroundings. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s so interesting! Thanks for sharing! I am not surprised to see the Diary of Anne Franks as the most iconic book set in the Netherlands. I haven’t read the book, but have heard all about her and the war during history lessons. I don’t think I have read any book on this list actually, but it is fun to see which book they listed for which country. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I always tend to forget it was set in the Netherlands. Even if I’ve read it, I connect it with Germany/Austria somehow. Definitely, makes you want to read more books around the world! :) LikeLike Reply There are a lot of them I don’t know. I suppose one can only judge a books worth as an ‘icon’ if one has read it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a good point… so a lot of catching up to do haha LikeLike Reply Talk Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.