What are the best German, Austrian, and Swiss books of the 21st century?

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    #1Measuring the World

    Measuring the World

    Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlman and Carol Brown Janeway is a historical fiction book published on November 7, 2006 by Pantheon. It follows the quest of two young Germans to measure the world.

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    Lawrence Reid
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is one of the best books to come out of the Germanic regions of Europe in the early part of the 21st century. If you like historical fiction written from a non-American point of view then you will love this one."
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    #2Night Train to Lisbon

    Night Train to Lisbon
    Night Train to Lisbon is a novel set in Portugal written by Pascal Mercier and translated by Barbara Harshav. Night Train to Lisbon was published on December 21, 2007 by Grove Press.
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    Peter Lewis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "does not fit the criteria of the topic"
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    #31913 - The summer of the century

    1913 - The summer of the century

    1913 - The summer of the century is a nonfiction German literature written by Florian Illies and was published on October 25, 2012 by S. Fische. This book revolves around literature, art, and music in the light of cultural history.

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    Lisa Mason
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a pretty good German book on European history. I wouldn't call it one of the BEST books, but it is a sharp comprehensive history book if that's what you're looking for. "
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    #4Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt

    Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt
    Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt is a contemporary fictional book written by Olga Grjasnowa, published in 2012 by Hanser. This German literature follows the story of Marsha, a young and willful lady.
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    Daniel Castro
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (All Russians Love Birch Trees) is the story of an immigrant named Masha that becomes fluent in five languages. Masha feels like she can survive anywhere but finds she is not yet capable to deal with the grief that comes from the death of a friend. "
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    #5Wie Die Tiere (Brenner)

    Wie Die Tiere (Brenner)

    Wie Die Tiere (Brenner), the fifth book in the series Brenner, is a mystery-crime fiction book written by Wolf Haas published in December 2002 by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag. It follows the story of a human and his dog.

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    Joshua Herrera
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a German-language book that is a story about a human and his dog. I didn't find this book to be that interesting. It is certainly not one of the best German, Austrian, or Swiss books of the 21st century. If you want to read one of the best German, Austrian, or Swiss books of the 21st century, then look at the books that have won the German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis) as these books are recognized as the best books. I would not recommend Wie Die Tiere (Brenner) at all as it doesn't meet my criteria as a best book."
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    #6The Swarm

    The Swarm
    The Swarm is a science fiction and a thriller book written by Frank Schätzing, published on May 23, 2006 by William Morrow. This German literature features the plagues and the disasters caused by the sea.
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    Douglas Hart
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "It's good, but a bit wordy. It felt like, I don't know, 200 pages could have been removed. It's a good book though, some characters are a little stereotypical, but the setting is entertaining and the content is interesting. Did I mention it's long though? It's feels long. "
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    #7Silentium! (Brenner)

    Silentium! (Brenner)

    Silentium! (Brenner) authored by Wolf Haas is a mystery-crime fiction book published in August 2000 by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag. This German literature follows the story of a bishop candidate.

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    Aaron Murray
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Book by Haas, Wolf"
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    #8Herr Lehmann

    Herr Lehmann

    Herr Lehmann is a German literature written by Sven Regener. This contemporary fiction filled with humor was published on August 16, 2003 by Goldman. It follows the story of funny birds, Kreuzbergers.

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    Grace West
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "What a fun book! We read this for my German class and I really liked it. It seemed to encapsulate the 80s very well."
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    #9Atemschaukel

    Atemschaukel
    Atemschaukel (Breath Swing) is a German literature written by Herta Miller. This historical fiction and Nobel Prize winner book was published on August 17th 2009 by Hanser Verlag. It tells the destiny of a young man from Transylvania.
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    Brandon Carpenter
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Don't know why but I just never got into this. I kept picking up and reading hoping to find value but eventually gave up on it unfinished."

Summary

Best What are the best German, Austrian, and Swiss books of the 21st century
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Measuring the WorldBooks 26 Paid
2Night Train to LisbonBooks 23 Paid
31913 - The summer of the centuryBooks 23 Paid
4Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebtBooks 19 Paid
5Wie Die Tiere (Brenner)Books 18 Paid
6The SwarmBooks 17 Paid
7Silentium! (Brenner)Books 15 Paid
8Herr LehmannBooks 15 Paid
9AtemschaukelBooks 14 Paid
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