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39 popular swiss books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Switzerland. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau EN

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The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural law.

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A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer EN

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It is 1966. Erneste works in a grand hotel in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite, withdrawn man has been caught in the grip of an overwhelming passion that began in the summer of 1935. Going down to the lakeside back then to meet new staff members off the boat, Erneste sees a tall young man, Jakob, and falls hopelessly in love. For Jakob the affair is just a fling, but for Erneste it is true love. When the great German writer Julius Klinger arrives at the hotel, seeking sanctuary from Hitler's Germany, his gaze, too, lights on Jakob... continue

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Agnes by Peter Stamm EN

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Peter Stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States. "Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know what you think of me." So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met. At first, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and... continue

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Allmen and the Dragonflies

Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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A thrilling--and quite funny--art heist escapade that evokes a world of European high culture and luxury, while providing a glimpse of some of the shadowy characters who people the dark underbelly of the art and antique markets.

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Blue Pills : A Positive Love Story by Frederik Peeters EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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From one of Europe's most celebrated young comics artists, a deeply personal story that will resonate with all of us who have chosen to love in the face of great challenges One summer night at a house party, Fred met Cati. Though they barely spoke, he vividly remembered her gracefulness and abandon. They meet again years later, and this time their connection is instantaneous. But when things become serious, a nervous Cati tells him that she and her three-year-old son are both HIV positive. With great beauty and economy, Peeters traces the development of their intimacy and their revelatory rela... continue

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Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken EN

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All over the world there are fantastic ruins and objects that cannot be explained by conventional history, archaeology or religion. In the ground-breaking Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Daniken provides answers to these questions...why do religious texts often refer to Gods who descend from fiery chariots? Why do modern space launch sites look like constructions on the plains of Nazca in Peru? Was God an astronaut? By looking at human history and the ruins of ancient civilisations with an open mind, Erich von Daniken offers a new solution to these eternal mysteries in Chariots of the Gods. Wh... continue

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De waarheid over de zaak Harry Quebert

De waarheid over de zaak Harry Quebert by Joe͏̈l Dicker NL

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
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Een jonge Amerikaanse schrijver gaat op zoek naar de waarheid achter de beschuldiging van aanranding en moord tegen zijn leermeester.

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Der Besuch der alten Dame

Der Besuch der alten Dame : eine tragische Komödie by Friedrich Dürrenmatt DE

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
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A rich woman agrees to share her wealth the people in her poor village in return for the life of the man who ruined her reputation when she was young.

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Die Panne

Die Panne by Friedrich Dürrenmatt DE

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Weil sein Auto eine Panne hat, gerät Alfredo Traps in eine Villa, in der vier ältere Herren ein Gerichtsspiel abhalten, das ihnen, ehemaligen Richtern, Staatsanwälten und Verteidigern – zum Zeitvertreib dient. Traps übernimmt die Rolle des Angeklagten, und man versichert ihm, eine Schuld werde sich schon finden lassen.



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