Here is part of my take on Hayek's Individualism and Economic Order:
And is it a readable book?
In many ways not, which is why I picked it. I think there is a lot to be said in any area for having at least one book which isn’t very readable. And there Hayek is my pick. But it’s brilliant, it won a Nobel Prize, and it’s one of the most important books of the century. Is it clear and fun? No.
I believe my list selected too many accessible books, as I was tired when I did the interview. Still, Pessoa, Hesse, and David Weinberger don't make it on to most of the other comparable surveys.