It depends how you view it: How lucky, or unlucky, can any one person get? Here are two books arguing wildly separate cases, two more books identified as must-reads. It is uncertain who among us will turn-a-dumbed-down-and-blinded, societal eye to either: Who will bother to low-crawl beneath the barbed-wire past of one of them -- whose head is not already filled with too many fears regarding America's future to sift through the other? Odds seem heavy against both.
Taken together, this pair speaks of real-life nightmares, cold, bracing bookends embracing all that is harshly dismal and bleak -- salted with flecks of astonishing insight, peppered with humanity. If you are worthy of the trek, and can bear up under issues of such formidable size, and can render hefty sighs, these are for you. The books are compelling and will propel you to pinpoints in time and space where no one will hear you screaming -- or, even if someone should, they themselves might be screaming, too.