3 of 5 stars to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Huxley portrays how brutishly selfish mankind is, and it is shameful. As Lewis would later say, we are far too easily pleased. While Orwell shows in 1984 how capably the State can control it’s subjects through power, punishment, and fear, Huxley demonstrates how the State can enslave us by our own passions.
4 of 5 stars to I Have a Dream and Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Brief, not perfect, nor written by a perfect man, but powerful. Makes a man want to Matthew 22:39.
1 of 5 stars to The Stranger by Albert Camus
Nihilism into absurdism is not fun, and Camus clearly knew enough about the gospel to be awfully accountable for hating God.
“It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.”
5 of 5 stars to Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
“You want to be the fire and wish for the wind.”
5 of 5 stars to Leepike Ridge by N. D. Wilson