One of four books that changed him, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
The Swimming Pool LibraryRead about another entry on the list.
I read this one summer when I'd just moved to London. It was hugely affecting, partly because because I was working in Russell Square and socialising in the bars of Soho, where much of this book takes place. It almost felt as if I was living in the world of the book, or the book was showing me a glimpse of how life could be.
Also see: S.J. Watson's six best books.