Review: City of Truth

City of Truth
City of Truth by James K. Morrow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent and poignant dystopian novel. Yeah, those two adjectives *can* go together with “dystopia”. Jack Sperry lives in a world in which lying is virtually impossible – people have it ingrained in them in such a manner that even the most minor fib causes them extreme pain. But Jack has to learn how to lie, in order to be able to help his dying son, hoping for a miracle.

I hadn’t realized that I had read a book by Mr. Morrow before, the kaiju-themed “Shambling Toward Hiroshima.” This book is a completely different genre and style, but the writing is still way above the bar. The book had the quirkiness of a good fifties science fiction story, with modern sensibilities.

I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of Mr. Morrow’s books.

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