December 18, 2011 2:28 PM Subscribe
Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there?
posted by mippy to society & culture (22 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Scandinavian crime fiction is huge right now in the UK, so I already know about this. I also already own Tove Jansson's The Summer Book, The Winter Book and the Moomin stories. Any other recommendations would be great! Books set in those places as well as written by natives would be fine too. I don't speak any of those languages so any suggestions need to be subtitled/translated, sadly.