Uhuhuhuhu! I love this! Let's see.
I reaaaaaaally like Herman Hesse, I've read anything of his I can get my hands on! All of his work feels like romantic, sparkling 1970's shoujo...Every sentence drips with this delightfully rich glittery questionably queer soul tripping sentiment that I have a weird affection for. I looove Demian so much. It's so strange and pretty, like a painting with a million shifting faces.
John Steinbeck is super cute too. I know he's known for The Grapes Of Wrath and whatnot, but I'm talking about Cannery Row an Sweet Thursday. Everyone is so adorable and quaint and yeehaw, I can hardly take it. The back of Cannery Row says "The doctor falls in love" but the closest thing to falling in love that happens in that book is when the doctor finds a dead body. That doesn't really scream romance, but I appreciate the effort.
I was really into Kurt Vonnegut for a hot second, and Richard Yancey. There's nothing quite like the Monstrumologist. Oh, Andrew Smith (Alex Crow, Grasshopper Jungle etc) is like Kurt Vonnegut, but even more gay and also for younger people. I learned a lot of euphanisms for jacking off from his books.
Yukio Mishima and Osamu Dazai are wonderful, too. Opening up their stories and feeling the words, ya know, it hits me in some kinda way. The images captured, the dry feeling of loneliness, I love it all. No Longer Human is very special to me!
EDIT NOTE: I really liked reading Sent's insanity back in the day. I wonder if he still exists.