Week 6: Toby’s Lie


Toby’s Lie is among the best books I’ve ever read. The second book by novelist Daniel Vilmure who never re-appeared with a follow-up novel. Surprising considering the quality of the first, Life in the Land of the Living, and this, the second.

Toby’s Lie taps into the craft of coming-of-age. The protagonist, Toby is a high schooler who, in the span of a short time, finds out that everything he knows—his home life, his school life, his love life—is a lie.

The story is so entirely multifaceted that I have read the book about 6 times over the years, and I am never bored.

I can’t recommend Toby’s Lie enough. And… Daniel Vilmure, if you’re out there… drop a line and let us know what you’re up to!

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