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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Orbis Terrarum : One World

Reading challenges aren't usually as much fun as this. I mean, there is only much so much Russian stuff or so much medieval literature you can digest at one go. But this is one challenge which is worth taking. This is the Orbis Terrarum challenge hosted by the lit-blog B&b Ex Libris.(By the way,the blog is beyond cool!) The rules are pretty simple- you have to choose nine books written by authors belonging to nine different nationalities. If this doesn't already satisfy your taste for variety, it gets better and better- you can change your list at any point in the duration of the challenge- which is for 9 months starting from April 2008 to December 2008. Just post about the challenge on your blog along with your list and join in the fun.

This is my list

1) Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (India)
2) American Pastoral by Philip Roth(USA)
3) Identity by Milan Kundera(France)
4) The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass(Germany)
5) Ring by Koji Suzuki(Japan)
6) Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee(South Africa)
7) Amsterdam by Ian McEwan(England)
8) The Day The Leader Was Killed by Naguib Mahfouz(Egypt)
9) Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt(Ireland)

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