Ajahn Sumedo's The Sound Of Silence is at once simple to read and at all times direct in its approach. It is beautiful that a man who is the head of a monastic tradition is so straight forward and uncompromising in his teaching of the dharma, seemingly unencumbered by the demands of tradition and the codes of behaviour which though mentioned fall second to the continual encouragement to see through the nature of self to this, here and now. This teaching is always of the nature of this existential moment, as in the end of suffering is now, where the self is seen simply as a view. He also shares a little of his own struggles and set backs in this, which are delightful and revealing of the very human striffing to make sense of it all. If you want anicca, dukkha and anatta and you probably do not, you have it and a guide to open up this moment, to see through the views which create these chains. Not a book for those who want an all singing approach as it constantly points to awareness and no self, though is so valuable in doing just this.