I have never heard of Hernann Hesse until about 2 summer ago when I read "Siddhartha." I love that book. One of the reason that I love the book is because I'm Buddhist. I can relate my religion to the book, and understand it more, and it also help me understand more about my religion. It's kind of weird. The reason I read the book is because I took a class during that summer, and it's the book that the class had to read. We had many disscussions and it just make the book more interesting. I encourage anyone to read that book.