Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday… her fourth question is:
4) A favourite translated book
Hmmm.. Not sure how many translated books I have read, but there have been a few.
I own and LOVED reading “My Life as a Dog” by Reidar Jonsson. A Norwegian book whose movie adaptation won best foreign film in 1987, I believe. I loved the movie and the book even more. I have memories of riding on public transportation in Madison and literally laughing out loud and also having my heart break.
I really enjoyed “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi and translated by Mattias Ripa. A story about growing up in Iran.
I read an abridged version (shameful, I know) of “War and Peace” by Tolstoy and didn’t really enjoy that much. It was a long hot summer and there are so many names …
I’m sure there are others, but “My Life as a Dog’ wins. 🙂
And on my list… my #4 was “Learn some Ukranian / Russian” and I failed miserably. Again, I listened to Russian podcasts and downloaded vocabulary sheets. Not much stuck. We had a foreign exchange student from the Ukraine so that was the motivation to attempt it.
Off to read!
- 40 Things… (walkietalkiebookclub.wordpress.com)