While catching up on my New Yorkers, I read T. Coraghessan Boyle’s story The Lie. On the surface it feels like a story about a lazy guy that doesn’t want to go to work in the morning. But then we discover his lie and the story becomes fun and uncomfortable at the same time. This is one of those rare works of short fiction that take you to another place, mess with your head, and then stick with you for a few days. It’s worth the time to read.
The Lie29 07 2008