I have just started reading Gianni Vattimo's latest work, A Farewell to Truth. I really like Vattimo's work. Zizek tends to get more traction with many people, but to be honest I find him dogmatic and ideologically on an entirely different page than I am. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy his work, and some of his ideas have really helped me in thinking through my own questions and understandings of how the world works, but more in terms of prompting the questioning process than in direct influence. Vattimo on the other hand, has been deeply influential. His concept of weak thought was a lightning bolt for me when I was finishing up my doctoral work. Caputo put a theological face on that concept, but I was already there in terms of grappling with how this idea plays out in the theological realm. I also like the fact that Vattimo is a person of faith--in a less than usual approach-for him secular society is the result of Christianity rather than the enemy and his project involves rethinking Christianity as a secualr venture rooted in hospitality (I would recommend After Christianity as a sort of primer to this idea if you are interested). The cover flyer offers up these words, "Vattimo continues his reinterpretation of Christianity as a religion of charity and hope, freeing society from metapysical dogmatism," which is something to which I am committed, so there is immediate resonance--perhaps that is why I find his ideas easier to grasp than some of the other continental philosophers. Anyway, it looks to be a good read so far.