Based in part on Tim O'Brien's firsthand experience in the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried weaves several loosely connected stories into an intoxicating tapestry of moral ambivalence and the repercussions of war.
Likely one of the most influential works of philosophy in the last 200 years, if not ever. Through its 3 essays, Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals examines almost the entirety of human history and pinpoints the origins of many aspects of human culture. Essential reading for anyone looking into philosophy.
A quasi-philosophical, scientifically sound prediction of humanity's next century and beyond. The book is filled with a considerate amount of historical detail that works well in supporting the author's central claims.
Perhaps the central text of Roth's body of work. A dangerous masterpiece.