Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

There is so much lying going on in fiction today. Is fiction reflecting what is actually happening in the world we live in? How are we as regular honest readers supposed to separate fact from fiction when everyone is lying to us? We have to practice thinking. We have to learn to think for ourselves. We can’t just believe anything we hear, read, or see. Photos and videos as well as fiction can be manipulated to show only one point of view. Everything you find on the Internet could be a big fat lie. Perhaps that is the point of some of the current fiction where the characters in the stories lie to us. It makes us think. I’m getting a headache from all this thinking. Honestly wouldn’t it be fun if in all the Presidential debates their pants would burst into flames every time they told a lie? It’s not going to happen, so we have to practice thinking to survive.

Something to think about:  lies

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah
Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson
We were Liars by E. Lockhart

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