The list author says: "I've been contemplating buying a reader, and have a long list that I would puchase, IF I could get these too. I don't ask for much, but these books are pretty essential for me, and nobody's readers have them. Here are the deal breakers:"
"A post modern novel from a Nobel prize winner, about a crazed sinologist, the maid who made him that way, and the dwarf whotakes advantage of the fact. oh yeah, Chess is involved, too. :) (Nerd alert)"