The deep in desire to read all the books of the world... but afraid I'd be left with only a few seconds per book, if reading is the only thing I do my entire life, skipping meals, sleep, and other biological calls... phew!
I have never seen death described in so small pieces, from every moment before, till it comes and grabs the man in her clench. While Ivan Ilych is suffering from an acute disease, this book describes his pain in finest words. By the final moments even I began to implore 'Oh God! let him die now'.