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30 review for A Country Full of Aliens - A Briton in Hungary

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    So this is a book by a British guy about Hungarian culture that he experienced by living here. I guess that makes me not the target audience, but I still thought this book might be interesting, since I'm also Hungarian. Unfortunately, I just found it... really boring and sometimes even offensive? I don't know if this book would be interesting to people from abroad, but I kept reading these long descriptions of perfectly mundane Hungarian things that were quite normal to me, and just being really So this is a book by a British guy about Hungarian culture that he experienced by living here. I guess that makes me not the target audience, but I still thought this book might be interesting, since I'm also Hungarian. Unfortunately, I just found it... really boring and sometimes even offensive? I don't know if this book would be interesting to people from abroad, but I kept reading these long descriptions of perfectly mundane Hungarian things that were quite normal to me, and just being really bored. I know that the title itself has aliens in it, but sometimes it really felt like we are being described as aliens for just... doing normal stuff? And often it wasn't even explained why our things are weird, or how others do it. tldr; the back of this book says this book laughs WITH Hungarians, but that's not how it feels like to me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    I thought this book was hilarious. I've been living in Hungary for the past year, and I could identify with so much of what Swatridge said. Not everything, because he was in Hungary years ago, and a few things have changed since then, but many times throughout the book, I would stop and laugh and say, "I was thinking the same thing!" If you have been or are planning to visit Hungary in the future, I would recommend this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Koszeghy

    I has been living in Budapest for almost 8 years and I really enjoyed this book. Colin Swatridge has an acute sense of observation and I share basically almost all his comments. His cultural & historical notes are pretty helpful when trying to understand this country full of Aliens...with a big heart! I has been living in Budapest for almost 8 years and I really enjoyed this book. Colin Swatridge has an acute sense of observation and I share basically almost all his comments. His cultural & historical notes are pretty helpful when trying to understand this country full of Aliens...with a big heart!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Carlino

    Loved it. He was a little heavy on ascribing things to vestiges of communism, but overall, I found it to be entertaining and affirming after living in Hungary for a year. I think any foreigner living in Hungary will enjoy many parts of this, while understanding that it is of course an oversimplification of the complexity of a wonderful nation.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carlos Valenzuela

    It's an okay book. I don't really like the general opinion that the author has regarding Hungarians. But some points were very interesting. It also seems as if this books was actually written 20 or 30 years ago, since some of the actions stated do not apply to Hungarians anymore.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mónika Varga

    He did not manage to understand us and after reading his book I do not think he ever will... Laughing with him together?! Oh, no. It is offensive quite a few times...

  7. 4 out of 5

    LB

    Interesting look at the culture, language, and history of the Hungarian people. Shorter read, funny stories, and rang true to my Budapest experience.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chris Thar

  9. 4 out of 5

    Yaneke

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kov Bog

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    Ygor Aguiar

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lorenzo Berardi

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    Ardent

  14. 5 out of 5

    João Sousa

  15. 5 out of 5

    Havanah

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alejandro Jiménez

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marcsi

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sári

  19. 4 out of 5

    Faith Gunn

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Lange

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kyara Wanga

  22. 4 out of 5

    Olgakl

  23. 4 out of 5

    Callmejummy

  24. 4 out of 5

    H E

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adrian Buck

  26. 4 out of 5

    Charles Emecz

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joanna

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andres Guerra

  30. 4 out of 5

    James Tribe

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