A magnificent exposition on why we live, suffer,and strive in an irrational world. Also provides an "absurd" happiness.
Cons: It's rather slow, and heavy at the beginning, but if you ever have doubts read the final Myth of Sisyphus sections and all your doubts on the worthiness of the book shall be erased
The Great Epic from which all other war stories trace there lineage. Also a wonderful portrait of a man's fall and rejoining of humanity
Cons: Parts of it although considered elegant by scholars in Ancient Greek are monotonous in translation. Such as the catalog of ships where Homer lists the strength, leaders, and origins of all the Greeks