my housemate from Kazakhstan is trying to improve his English and asked me to give him some good recs of novels to read while he’s doing so. he said he likes classics, not popular fiction, and that he’s about at the intermediate level right now for ESL.
so far he got The Merchant of Venice on his kindle translated for ESL so it’s not like he’s reading the original Shakespeare. which is hard enough for native English speakers.
anyone have any good recs? I really am not sure what to tell him at this point. I’m thinking maybe some Steinbeck?