Popular Foreign Books

Popular Foreign Books

Popular Foreign Books
What books to read to childrenThe most popular books of the summer of 2014 in Russia and abroadThe new issue of the “Rating Review” section is dedicated to the best book novelties in Russia and abroad in the summer of 2014. Recall that periodically sums up the interim results of book sales in Russia and abroad and talks about new popular book novelties. The analysis is based on the reports of the Book Rating service of the site, as well as data from foreign sources – Publisher’s Weekly, New York Times, Amazon and The Bookseller book ratings. Russia – Fiction. Zakhar Prilepin’s latest novel, Resident, became the leader of the summer fiction rating of 2014. released by the Editorial Office of Elena Shubina. The work tells about the life of counterrevolutionaries, prisoners in a special camp that arose on the site of the Solovetsky Monastery. The novel introduces the reader to the life and customs of the Solovetsky camp, shows all the heterogeneity and ambiguity of the prisoners and their overseers. The text describes several months, in which many events and even a love story can be accommodated, and the publishers promise the reader a powerful text about the degree of personal freedom. Now the Abode claims to receive the Russian Booker, and critics read the novel the title of one of the main Russian works of the decade. On the second and fourth lines of “Top 20” last summer, the first two books of the family saga by Dina Rubina, “Russian Canary,” published by Eksmo Publishing House, were placed. The novels tell about the childhood, growing up, and the unusual fate of Leon Etinger, a man who combines the career of an opera star with the work of the anti-terrorist unit of the mysterious intelligence agency. The third place in the ranking is occupied by another teen bestseller, John Green’s Blame the Stars. Unusually, the main characters of the story are not wizards, vampires or natives of rebellious Districts, but ordinary teenagers, moreover, they are terminally ill and with rather absurd characters. The film of the same name shot also became a hit around the world.

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