Novels set in Hungary
Someone asked me the other day about novels set in Hungary. Of course, there are a great many Hungarian novels set here, in fact, most of them are. But foreign language novels do not usually choose Hungary as their setting, unless they are dealing with Eastern European spies or dictators. Oh, and let's not forget the porn industry of the past 10-15 years which utilized the charms of Hungary.
But there is the novel Prague which, despite its title, is entirely set in Budapest. It is a great novel, if you have not read it, you definitely should. It is about the time immediately following the fall of Communism, when American youth flooded both Budapest and Prague, and when people made fortunes in the privatization game.
Apart from this, there must be some other novels set in Hungary but I cannot think of any at the moment. Can you?
Labels: Books about Hungary