Reading works of literature is hard in twenty first century. There is no time, indeed. Electronics and the battle for survival have devoid modern, urbanized humans of this opportunity- to read a book. Wise men always said no matter whether you like it or not, but you should read at least some poems. Literature is the shortcut to comprehend concepts that would otherwise consume rest of your life to understand. Novels do the same. They are universal expression and have fat treat of wisdom for everyone. So before, you turn 30, you must read these six books:
1984 by George Orwell
Most of us wonder when did we left behind days of carefree, playful childhood and cheerful adolescence time and entered into realistic world dominated and manipulated politicians and influential people. This book has every answer and reason to be demanding of your government. It is simply a must read.
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
Any reasonable sensitive, observing, and intelligent teenager cry for one thing more than anything – someone who can understand him/her. This book is an amusing compilation of all these experiences with world full of phonies that a teenager come across and get used to. You must read it if you haven’t sorted what that fussy phase was about.
How To Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young
Moving to a big city and adapting to the glamorous environment, learning it ways and getting on with people. This one contains story of a journalist who is struggling in a big city and always end up saying wrong things.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey
Ken Kesey is said to have written this after his experiments with LSD. Also adapted into a wonderful movie, it narrates the story of a paranoid schizophrenic who is confined to an asylum. He faces and stands against racial tension, sexual repression and the way mentally ill are treated. By the end, you’ll find your emotions melting for the protagonist.
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wild
We all come across this phase of life – teenage. We keep pleasure at top of priority list, showoff was common, and selfishness had its use. Oscar Wild has collected using his precious gift of wit. Moreover, who won’t like to look back and laugh on those silly matters that are now trivial at 30.
The Love Songs of Alfred j. Pruflock by T.S. Eliot
In early eighteenth century, a physician would advise a patient of depression or one suffering from some kind of traumatic experience to migrate to city where distractions would help him heal sooner. But now, cities are curse and in this very book you will find Eliot’s stream-of-consciousness moaning about the ailments and disillusionments that the modern world has brought with it.