Anyway, if you have a strong stomach... a good primer for E.M. Cioran and a terrific bathroom read is his masterpiece ON THE HEIGHTS OF DESPAIR, my Friday Forgotten Book. Short blasts of lyrical intensity, you are swept away into chaos and challenges of meaning that will rock you to your soul. Call it flash-philosophy. Essays with titles like "The Beauty of Flames", "Total Dissatisfaction", and "The Vanity of Compassion"...whew. Tasty, tasty, tasty. You've been warned.