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Lying by Lauren Slater
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Jan 04, 2008

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bookshelves: memoir, contemporary-postmodern

I am giving this book three stars because the writing is good and its a fascinating page-turner for sure, but this book annoyed me! Maybe I don't like being lied to, and wasn't in the mood for this game when I read it... but the idea is certainly interesting--that this is a sort of subjective work of creative non-fiction, a fiction-nonfiction hybrid... which when you think about it is what memoir writing really is. Maybe I'm irritated by Slater constantly saying she does not want this to be a fiction book even though she admits that parts of it are not ture. I would have believed it a work of creative non-fiction and not questioned misrepresented facts so much (instead focusing on the fascinating story) if there had not been so much talk about categorization.

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