We have finally arrived at that point in our evolution that dystopian fiction always warned us about. Books -- whether you choose to accept it or not -- are dying a slow death that has cruelly been hastened in the very recent past. Or, at least their original physical form has.
So where does that leave us? We live in an era that has never really understood what it's like to discover the power of the imagination: The internet has robbed us of that. There exists an entire generation that has not experienced the joys of sniffing that sweet smell of old ink on musty paper yellowed by time and dust.
E-Books, blogs, listicles and hundreds of sites have single-handedly destroyed what used to be a seminal part of childhood.
But not to worry: Books will always be there for those who seek them out. And here are some of the brighter ones that deserve to be cracked open, inhaled, and experienced post haste.The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay