Tony’s reading habits give insight into his personality. In “Tony”, the book he reads in the bathroom is La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre, a novel about existentialism and defining oneself. In “Sid”, he is shown reading Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, a book which challenges existing moral values. In “Maxxie and Anwar” he reads Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a book about a young girl struggling with her homosexuality. In the “Tony” episode of series 2, he is seen reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, while sitting on the train.