3 books appear time and again on reading lists:
1) Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking
2) Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
3) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Gulag Archipelago
So, some time back, I decided that I had to start reading them. If not then, then when? I finished the first two, but am still deliberating my way through the third. These books were enlightening yet difficult to comprehend at times for me. On one hand, they contain accounts of things that happened in real life. On the other hand, they seem to reflect lessons in psychology and sociology. I read them while trying to understand the madness through the lens of science.
Let me tell you that it is no easy task.Continue reading