For the last few years I’ve tried to drop into German Literature Month, as hosted so beautifully by Caroline and Lizzy, but this month wasn’t going quite so well until a lovely new review copy of Hermann Hesse’s “Demian” popped through my letterbox. I had asked to cover it for Shiny New Books, and it’s been released as a Penguin Modern Classic in the beautiful new format they’ve adopted, with striking pictorial cover and teal/turquoise livery – very lovely indeed.

Revisiting the book after more years than I care to acknowledge was an engrossing and fascinating experience, and I’m sure I got a lot more from it on this read than I did first time round. You can see my full review here, as well as all the other wonderful pieces on Shiny – so go visit! 🙂