Fiction is art; fiction is life. The Cartesian divide between what is fiction and what is non-fiction continues to fascinate. All narrative is a fiction of sorts. The written word is an elaborate fiction, right down to the assumption of permanence that it still seems to inspire in contemporary society.

I enjoy a good story, as I’ve mentioned, and I spend what time I can reading books as well as stuff on the interwebs. Here’s at look at some recent reads and favorite titles.

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“Fiction’s what it means to be a human being.” -David Foster Wallace
“Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies into meaning.” -Dorothy Allison