Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse, Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter As somebody interested in Eastern philosophy on one hand, and as somebody who's had a long bad book streak on the other, it is only logical that I was putting all my hopes on 'Siddhartha' to bring back the joy of reading. It did to some extent but only because I find the subject fascinating. Other than that this was more like 'Introduction to Buddhism for first graders'.