Don’t be angry because we didn’t put Bukowski on the list. If you want to read “Women,” go for it, but these are books that have the power to shift your perspective, light your imagination, and perhaps give you a touch of needed sensitivity (if only for a few hours). This is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good place to start. Plus we threw in two short story compilations, for any of you with severe ReADHD.
Bradbury brings the ultimate dystopia to life, which will either make you realize how good you have it, or how frightening the 21st century really is. Quotable Life Advice: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”