Do you re-read books? Regularly, once in a while, or not at all? Are there any authors or specific works that you just love to re-read and get more out of every time? I mean for the whole spectrum of literary genres: prose or poetry or plays > non-fiction or fiction > journalism, essays, history, commentary, novels, novellas, short stories, etc. I like to re-read, and a few favourites that I like to pick up again and again are: Iain M. Banks' Culture works These are fantastic, super-fun science fiction adventure stories with subtle and many deep moral/philosophical conundrums, especially when it comes to organising society, the role of the individual and power politics. They can be quite dark, but are also filled with wit, irony and humour. Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo One of my earliest favourites and one of the greatest adventures on the folly of taking revenge too far. This book has thrilled me again and again. Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi One of my all-time favourite books. Another high adventure that starts out with base, martial goals and transforms into a search for spiritual enlightenment. Understated, subtle and beautiful, covering all the great themes.