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Momo (Puffin Books)
Momo (Puffin Books)
"OK, it is a kid's book.  But who cares?  I loved it as a child and I still enjoy it.  It also allows to procrastinate whilst retaining moral highground.  Just what I am doing now, in fact."
Mighty Fizz Chilla
Mighty Fizz Chilla
"And if we are at it, here is another kid's book.  Addictive pacing, good morals (sigh) and highly entartaining.  Be true to thyself, read this book."
number9dream
number9dream
"This blew my mind when I read it the first time, then it became confused.  And than a friend pointed out that he leans to heavily on Murakami.  I still really enjoyed it after the third reading."
Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood
"Here is the master himself.   Beautiful and painful and funny and off-centre.  Love, death, dissipation.  It is all here."
Kitchen
Kitchen
"Another author who learned from Murakami.  But rather weird than quirky.  With a bit of gastroporn thrown in."
Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger
Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger
"Gastromemories of my foodie-hero.  Sex for steak, choc and spunk, cake and coffee."
How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food
How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food
"My cooking started with this.  My dirty little sectret is that when I wrote up my PhD I only read recepie books in order to relax.  And this one is still high up the list."
The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics)
The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics)
"During that time I also read this.  And listener to "the Queen is dead" by the Smiths.  Oh happy days, indeed."
Faust: A Tragedy In Two Parts & The Urfaust (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
Faust: A Tragedy In Two Parts & The Urfaust (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
"This is another jolly classic.  Make sure you get a book containing parts 1 and 2.  And skip the boring Marlowe, this is much more interesing.  Amusing, too."
The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics)
The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics)
"You might know Steppenwolf and Siddharta.  This is the last oevre of Hesse.  Calm, some might say boring, but beautiful.  Crisp with a bitter seaweed tang."
Excession
Excession
"I sometimes like a geeky read, and whilst Banks is positively the Antithesis of Hesse, he laso is crisp with a bitter seaweed tang.  I like this one because the AIs are the new humans.  Superhumans."
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
"And this is another inversion:  a non-geeky book written by a geek supremo.  It still has bite and has not, surprisingly, dated too much.  AbFab."
Paper
Paper
"A book by a geek who tries not cease to be one, for other geeks, who pretend that they are cool.  Very uncool but very good."