"Living without reading is dangerous, you have to be content with life, it can lead to taking risks". This pithy sentence by Michel Houellebecq summarizes with great accuracy what life is without reading. That's why we want to offer you a series of revolutionary books that can make you reconsider your future. So, do you want to follow us?
Becausereading is a wonderful passion that turns out to be a very useful hobby.It is good to inculcate the habit of reading from childhood so that little ones discover worlds of fantasy, happiness and humor. In addition, it makes the mind work, which will always be more open, and is a source of knowledge.
However, there comes a time when every reader feels the temptation to evolve and go further. Have you ever looked for something more in a book, a movie, a magazine …? Was there not a book, a film, a work of art that turned everything upside down?
Revolutionary books in the course of history
Throughout the history of mankind, many revolutionary books have been written, which broke molds and conventions.Whether because of their time, their content or the language used, they were not exempt from censorship and lack of understanding.
We can think of cutting-edge works like The prince from Nicolas Machiavel. Or Origin of species of Charles Darwin. Without forgetting The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. And another engraved in the memories, The Decameron of Jean Boccace.
With these books we just named, we only touch the tip of the iceberg. Luckily,today there are still writers who can write powerful things to get us out of our lethargy.Authors who manage to thwart us so that we reconsider our own lives. It is to elleux and their works that we refer later.
Submission, by Michel Houellebecq
We started the article with a quote from the controversial poet and writer Michel Houellebecq. That's why it seems logical to start by recommending his last work,Submission. This is a difficult story that has been unfairly misinterpreted by much of the world of readers and non-readers alike.
"Who controls children controls the future, period. “
Houellebecq, in his work, portrays, beyond the context of a moderate Islamist party that takes power in France, a tired and orderly society. Many have tried to see in this book a story against Muslims and their customs.
However,the author simply uses as a spring the fact that a party comes to power to speak of a sleepy and gentrified French society.In reality, Houellebecq speaks with coldness and with some sadness of a people who at times seem to have lost their courage. People accept everything as soon as it happens, without any thought or critical ability. A portrait of the apathetic Europe today? Looks like yes.
The break of the century,from Michael Lewis
Let's discover nowThe break of the century,another really controversial story of our time. Through a series of real characters who went against the world and the markets, Michael Lewis shows us a miserly society and with cravings of reckless powers.
"We live in an era of fraud in America – not only in banks, but also in government – education, religion, food, and even baseball."
The break of the century
In fact, the chronicle of 2008 crack that has broken the lives of so many people all over the planet is an excuse. Lewis, with his powerful prose and his cynical tone, shows usbeings so eager for money that they have completely forgotten the importance of values.
The saddest inThe break of the centuryis that Lewis himself does not believe, forgive redundancy, in humanity.The end teaches us that even if time passes, some people will benefit from the rest of humanity as long as the wheel does not stop turning.
Persepolisfrom Marjane Satrapi
Let's end our controversial trilogy with a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Her name isPersepolis.Through his pages,it narrates its misadventures in an Iran assaulted by an ultra-reactionary Islam.
"To die as a martyr is to inject blood into the veins of society."
Satrapi tells his own epic to leave a country where a coup "probably perpetrated" by the North American secret service destroyed a legitimate government elected by the people. After that,indignation seizes the nation, creating an ideal cultural broth for religious radicalism.
As you can verify,revolutionary books may be appropriate to awaken consciences.If you want to take a look at it, let this article serve as an invitation, dear reader. I can guarantee you that you will not regret it. Before you start the first sentence, you will be someone, and after the end point of a book, you will be another person.