Book of Questions
Author: Pablo Neruda
Guaranteed to improve: Your inquisitive nature (without annoying everyone around you).
While cultivating an appreciation of any poetry beyond the level of limerick will make you a better person, Neruda's Book of Questions stimulates thought in a way few books can. The text is, you guessed it, composed entirely of questions. These are not questions like you would put into a search engine or even the sort of rhetorical questions you are posed by your patronizing professor.
It is selling them short to say they are not meant to be answered. Perhaps it is more accurate to say they are meant to be answered and answered and answered again. We'll start you off with three of our favorites: "When the convict ponders the light is it the same light that shines on you?" "Who hears the regrets of the thieving automobile?" "In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?"