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I was introduced to books in 5th Grade when our teacher read us A Wrinkle In Time. Never really looked back.

Currently reading

Embassytown
China MiƩville
Progress: 189/345 pages
Bossypants
Tina Fey
The Split Second (The Seems Series #2)
Michael Wexler, John Hulme
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
Macrina Wiederkehr
Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Michael Michalko
The Android's Dream
John Scalzi
Waking Up Screaming: Haunting Tales of Terror
H.P. Lovecraft, Denise L. Fitzer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach
Naked
David Sedaris
Lud-in-the-Mist
Hope Mirrlees
City of Truth - James K. Morrow A simple premise; if you lived in a land where you were conditioned to tell no lies, could you lie to your dying son and tell him he was going to be OK? While funny at times, the story is so very heart-wrenching and sad: James Morrow just knows how to write great books.

In the city of Veritas people cannot lie, which also results in truthful product names and advertising. Products like the Plymouth Adequate and the Ford Sufficent are great, and a sign hanging on an elevator says "Warning: This elevator maintained by people who hate their jobs. Ride at your own risk."

There is also an underground of people, "disassemblers", that rebel against the truth, and live a life able to lie.

Jack Sperry is content telling the truth until his son is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Unable to face the thought of telling his son the truth, he seeks out the disassemblers.

A short, easy read that is a very introduction to Mr. Morrows writing. Highly recommended.