Her Lover (Belle du Seigneur) from Albert Cohen. And I have read it over and over. I do not care for the plot, although I find it a very interesting, realistic, passionate and sometimes cruel study of love, the consummation of love and everything this words encompasses. But what fascinates me about the book is the intrinsic musicality of the book.There is no other way that I can define it, That book is music to me. I do not see the words, but hear the music that springs from it. Albert Cohen’s writing is so melodious to my ears that I fall under its spell every time I read it. To me, the book is not a book, but a melody, a symphony of rhythm, coloratura and composition that just fascinates me, I do not know how the musicality of the book translates into English, but in the original French, it just enthralls me and resonates with me at a very deep level to the the point that the story does not matter. This is the only book I had such a reaction too in all my years of book worming.