Insomnia (Stephen King) - 8/10 - Blasted through the 650-ish pages in three days. It's a bit slow to develop but it doesn't really seem like a ton of unneeded filler, though I'm much more attentive a reader than I was as a 12-year-old when I read it the first time. I'd say it's the third best King book I've read, after It and The Green Mile.
Demian (Hermann Hesse) - 8/10 - So many similarities with Hesse's Siddhartha it's not even fair, and not even Hesse's distinct writing style. It's a quick read; I got through most of it the night I bailed on a lame party, and it's easy to follow. I suppose it's more relatable in terms of Western society than Siddhartha, and some people prefer it that way, but I didn't have any trouble with that myself. There's a few minor problems in the narrative such as the lack of a significant opposing voice in the protagonists growth, as well as some of Hesse's thoughts on perception and reality (though I suppose those are salient aspects of the particular Eastern philosophies that he draws from so my qualms aren't with him) but overall it's worth it. I still prefer Siddhartha by a wide margin, though, and I carry a copy around with me.
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