August 7, 2014, Thursday afternoon -- Reading Milan Kundera

Staying out of the rain at a cafe in the 12th Arrondissement (in Paris, where I was on vacation -- I'm back in San Francisco now)
He is reading The Joke, in English, by Milan Kundera.  He is British, but had been living in the Czech Republic for a few years and had never gotten around to reading one of the country's notable authors, so he decided it was time. (He's also lived in San Francisco.)

His favorite books are by Irish authors: The Third Policeman, by Brian O'Nolan, and Samuel Beckett's trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable.