Title: Demian

Author: Herman Hesse

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 160

Rating: 4/5

There’s a lot to like here, but then I guess I’m not surprised by that because I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of Hesse to date. This one is also a little more comprehensible than some of his other stuff, and it does the thing I like where it follows a relatively ordinary life full of relatively ordinary happenings but somehow makes it… interesting.

I have a lot of love for Herman Hesse, and this book is a reminder of why that is. I particularly liked the characterisation, and the opening couple of scenes were super gripping despite their mundanity and helped me to fall right into reading it.

Before long, I was loving it, powering through the story line and devouring it like a good meal. It wasn’t that I couldn’t wait for what was coming next, I just enjoyed the journey.

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