I am currently reading my way through an amazing series of books from Icon books. They cover serious concepts and theorists from philosophy to science and everything in-between, but in a fun graphic way. The breadth of knowledge covered and artwork in each one is astounding.
I find them great for getting the grand sweep of an idea to see if I want to dig deeper into it. They also throw up quirky ideas for stories too. I’m reading their book on Quantum Theory right now. But I’ve also read their books on Psychology, Foucalt, Postmodernism, Existentialism, Plato. They’re ideal reading if you like to know almost everything. Almost.
Find them at http://www.introducingbooks.com/graphic-guides/