“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
– Stephen King
Long time readers may have noticed that I tend to avoid recommending fictional stories. This is because I consider most works of fiction to be shoddy mass market garbage. A quick trip through your nearest bookstore will probably confirm this. Between old lady porn and trashy fantasy novels, there’s not a whole lot worth reading. None the less, it is sometimes nice to unwind to a well told tale.
This weekend I want you to pick up a quality work of fiction and read it. Since summer’s approaching and I expect that you’re already busy, I suggest reading some short stories. I’ve been doing a permutation of this challenge for a while now and I find it to be a great way to spend my downtime.
Last night I ordered The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov which I plan on devouring over the next two days.