The final tip of the heavy sun brings the sky down with it, imploding upon itself in the intimacy of its own Armageddon. Legend has it, if one is quiet enough, they can hear the sun sizzle as it sinks beneath the horizon. Yet the sun is believed to be silent, for the human condition is partial to hearing with the ear, rather than listening with the soul.
Reading, whether it be for the intentional acquisition of knowledge or simply for pleasure, opens our minds to windows to the past, glimpses of possible futures, fantasies, solutions and new ways of thought. Here are fifteen of my favorite books in a number of genres.