This is a book you should read. That is not just my opinion since this book appears on many "Best Of" Lists. It is a modern classic. Three of us gathered to discuss the book on Father's Day which is ironic if you have read the book. We had a very good discussion and agreed that this book is hard to talk about because of the cultural differences. We can not judge a society we do not understand but we can talk about the universal themes presented in the book.
If your reading has been a little light lately, and there's nothing wrong with that, and you want to add in an important book to your mix this one fits the bill. It's a short book that packs a wallop.