One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - I remember reading this novel as a teenager and finding so much of myself in the character of Randle McMurphy who goes on a path of rebellion against the manipulative Nurse Ratched for her misuse of power.
Animal Farm – the history of a revolution that went wrong – is George Orwell’s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power with cover image by street artist turned art professional, Shepard Fairey.
Heart of Darkness - This novella by Joseph Conrad is set in Belgian Congo during colonial times. There are several themes running through this grim tale: the corruption of an idealistic soul by power and greed, the hypocricy of colonialism and the depravity of human nature. Reading this book helped put me in the mood to paint my 'Despair' series of paintings.
Open House: In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along, a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart.