What's the most powerful book you've ever read?
So I'm thinking about Oprah's pick, The Road and its dark theme. I don't shy away from the book simply because it is described as "dispiriting." I simply have no interest in reading about the struggle of father and son escaping an apocalyptic doom. I saw The Road in Target today on the BestPicks shelf. May it sell a zillion copies.
I asked myself what's the darkest book I've ever read and LOVED. Hands down, "Night" by Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel. I read it long before Oprah recommended it. It was required reading at my prep school. Even as a blissfully naive "are these Vidal Sasoon jeans tight enough?" football captain dating, when's the next party high schooler I knew that Night was no ordinary book.
So, what book impacted you the most?