Read Stefan Zweig's Chess - its a haunting novella - written in the unhurried build up style of the pre-current generation.
On a scale of linguistic genius its probably a 5/10 given its a translation.
On the scale of haunting, it rates right up with Kafka' metamorphosis. Gregor Samsa all over again.
Read it, overall a 8/10 read in my reco list. I will defi read it again many times over in my life.
Smallish read about 85 pages. So you should finish this in one sitting.
PS : 7 more reads already done...updates coming soon.