Learn German the hard way!
February 16, 2009 10:40 AM Subscribe
I'm hoping to start learning German again (I spent a solid 8 years in middle/high school doing my best to avoid learning a single word), and would like to get the ball rolling again by trying to read a book in German. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fairly basic, but entirely adult ( as opposed to young adult) book that would keep me interested/not destroy my will to learn?
posted by domakesaypat to Writing & Language (16 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally I'd like something originally written in German, with a trustworthy translation easily available in English. I've been flirting with the idea of reading anything by Thomas Mann, but I get the feeling that I'd give up after a page.