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August 2008

I wish I didn’t know what feuchtgebiete meant

I’ve had this neat article from the Guardian about how you can tell a lot about a country from its bestseller list bookmarked for a while to share. At the end, the author references Feuchtgebiete a bestselling German novel, and says “I’m not sure you’ll want to know what Feuchtgebiete means, or indeed what it reveals about Germany.” Then there’s a wikipedia link.

Feuchtgebiete, not only a bestselling novel in Germany but the world’s bestselling novel in March 2008 (not sure if that’s a verifiable fact), has one of the more interesting plotlines I’ve ever heard of. Click on the link, I’m not sure I can do it justice.

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