The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!

tcl clasics club spinOur lucky winning number for the 30th Classics Club Spin is…


According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading…

Demian by Hermann Hess.

DemianAccording to Goodreads… “In ‘Demian’, Hermann Hesse dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning in a strange world of his own making.” This edition is translated by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck, which also includes an introduction written in 1947 by Thomas Mann (another classic author I’ve yet to read), which I took a peek at already.

So… Am I happy about this?

Yes, I do believe I am happy with this pick (I was worried I’d get a really long book, and I wouldn’t have enough time to read and review it)! I’ve had this copy on my shelf for a very long time. I probably picked it up not long after I read his “Siddhartha” back in High School (the cover here is for the edition published in 1969)! I did attempt to read his “The Glass Bead Game” but that one was a DNF for me, I’m afraid (sorry, it was so long, and I didn’t understand the point of the game). I’m hoping this will be more like “Siddhartha” considering the much shorter length.

Now all I have to do is read and review this book by the 7th of August, 2022. This edition is only 141 pages, so I don’t think I’ll have too much of a problem with finishing it in time to review it, although it is a bit slow going with my Big Book of Summer novel.

What about you?

What book did you get with this Classics Club Spin?

Demian indieThis book was first published in 1919 and is still available (via the following affiliate links) from Amazon, Foyles, The Book Depository UK and The Book Depository US (both with free worldwide delivery), Waterstones, WHSmith, Wordery UK and Wordery US, Kobo US (eBooks and audiobooks), the website,, iTunes (iBooks and audiobooks), new or used from Alibris, used from Better World Books (promoting libraries and world literary), as well as from as well as from and UK.Bookshop (to support independent bookshops, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) or an IndieBound store near you.

To find out about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post.

19 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!

  1. I haven’t read this one but several other books by Hesse. He is an interesting author though not always the easiest. Enjoy.

    I got “The Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston Leroux for my Classics Spin<

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      1. Thanks. I only just got the book from my niece who had received it from someone but didn’t want to read it herself. She thought I might want to read it, so I put it on my classic list and it came up right away. Too funny.

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      2. Yes, the first spin I did I ended up with a book I had found at a free public library while visiting my cousins only a couple days before I put together my list for the spin!

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