This post is in response to Moonlight Reader's Call for essential reads.
Geek Love - It's a timeless story about avarice, ego, innocence lost and horrible parenting.
The Secret Life of Souls - another timeless story about love, devotion and horrible parenting.
Deerskin - yet another timeless story about perseverance, transformation and strength in the face of horror and horrible parenting (lol).
The Listener - my final timeless (my word of the day) choice about humanity and the lack thereof wrapped inside a thrilling story.
All essential reading, IMO that I feel will stand the test of time.