For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of bite-size books. One title on the list:
The Overcoat by Nikolai GogolThe Overcoat appears on Peter Washington's top 10 list of ghost stories.
Another spot of Russian. Russian short stories are mental and Gogol wrote some real humdingers. This is the saddest and my favourite. About a titular clerk (obviously) who saves up his money to get a new overcoat and turn his life around. It goes quite well for him for a bit. But then Gogol leaves us all devastated.
Read about another book on Key's list.