Day 20 / A Book That Understands Me

Aktualisiert: 27. Dez 2018


On Day 20, we wanted to know if you ever met a book that fully understood you. See your inspiring and poetic inputs below.



- Astrid Lindgren - "No robbers in the woods" (Im Wald sind keine Räuber). When reading this book I could switch to an imaginary world. I was seven years old and when I think about it now I feel a desire to go there again.


- Hermann Hesse - "Gertrud"


- Gertrud Georges Simenon - "Le voyageur de la Toussaint Sandro Marsi"


- Sandor Marai - "Wandlungen einer Ehe"


- Harry Potter


- Nobody wrote a book about me. Maybe Steppenwolf and the magic theater meets that.


- Friedrich Torberg - "Tante Jolesch or the Decline of the West in Anecdotes" (in German: Die Tante Jolesch: oder Der Untergang des Abendlandes in Anekdoten)


- I do not read books that ‘understand’ me. This is not the reason I read. I read to get ‘concerned’, or ‘shocked’, to become aware of thoughts and realities I didn’t know before I read the book. ‘Hermann Hesse’s – Narziss und Goldmund’ made me aware of many things when I was a student. Later, when I was older, ‘Salman Rushdies – The satanic verses’ blew me over, not in the least by its caleidoscopic language use. 


- Maybe that book still has to be written in 2019. Or it hasn't crossed my path yet...


- Yes, it was Haruki Murakami - "Mr. Aufziehvogel"


- Hm.... I feel understood by the language of Paul Auster, by the thoughts of Haruki Murakami, and by the fantastic visions of C.J. Cherryh and Ursula K. Le Guin


- My last book was: "Mit 50 Euro um die Welt!"


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