Reading as a Way to Change Your Life

Fiction is considered to be an endless source of imaginative philosophy. Every book contains dozens of new unbelievable and miraculous ideas that can easily blow your mind. Not only do you get extra piece of necessary information, but entertain yourself as well. Philosophical writers are really good at analyzing the nature of a human identity and use this knowledge to create unbelievably interesting stories.

Fiction Masterpieces That Will Change Your Life

The Stranger – Albert Camus

The existential idea in The Stranger is thought to be one of much deeper than in some of the most popular philosophical writings. If you are eager to find your place in the universe, do not miss this wonderful piece of intellectual work.

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

This book presents novel thoughts regarding the present and makes you worry less about the future. Here you will find all the necessary answers for the questions of approaching problems and possible obstacles.

1984 – George Orwell

George Orwell uses the image of a totalitarian state to reflect the real situation with the American “Big Brother.” The hidden idea of illusive freedom is terrifying; however, the author underlines that some of the written aspects already exist in our society.

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

After having committed serious murder, Raskolnikov (the main hero) tries to deal with the philosophical as well as physiological outcomes of his deed. The book is difficult to read, but soon the plot becomes really absorbing.

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Quite a remarkable book with a lot of self-reflection moments. The main hero is shown as an image of pride and vanity, and his dramatic death only proves his philosophical decay long before his physiological decease.

The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

The story vividly depicts how different Russian consciousness can be. Each brother reflects an image of a certain character trait. The book is easily considered the best philosophical novel of Russian literature.

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

A great philosophical novel about the relationships within a younger generation. A group of boys gets on a deserted island and tries to overcome the harsh natural conditions as well as remain the humans at all costs.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The God is dead” is the main idea of the book, as well as Nietzsche’s life. The path of an ordinary man who seeks the truth and tries to become Der Ubermensch (Superhuman) is what you will find in this, at first sight, disgusting novel.

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

While fiction in general is a place for philosophical ideas, hardly ever will you see science fiction be involved in this practice. Brave New World is, despite all the laws, a great novel about the bad sides of the high-ordered ruling system.

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Future is not always an optimistic thing. Bradbury describes the world of the XX century as a grim and bookless environment. His assumptions about the future were more than pessimistic.