I don't know much about this title, but I love Buenos Aires. Also, the review system rocks.
Simply one of the best science fiction novels ever written with a satisfying and surprising ending, though modern readers will probably be aware of it already. Even if you are there is much to savour in this fine novel, not least a great sense of how people thought about science in the late Victorian era. A great book that stands the test of time and defined a genre.
Perhaps the best known of Lovecrafts works The Call of Cthulhu is an excellent introduction to his unique style of horror. It has everything that makes his writing great; an unwitting witness drawn into madness, a mythos of creatures beyond human understanding and a great perspective. Without doubt a horror classic.
I can't help but agree with Kurt on what's happening not just in Britain but across the pond. Metamorphosis is such a strange and perfect story that you are guaranteed to never forget it. An intellectual nightmare.