In April, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Amy of Passages to the Past.
I received Fool's Republic by Gordon W. Dale last week. I opened the book yesterday just to read the first page (I've currently got three books on the go so this one was going to wait until I've finished at least one other) but before I knew it I was on page 60 and had trouble putting it down! The description of this book from Gordon W. Dale's website:
As Fool’s Republic opens, Simon Wyley floats in a tiny all-white cell. A short-order cook with a genius-level IQ, Wyley has had a steady job for twenty years, paid his taxes, kept to himself. A dedicated husband and father, he’s a model citizen.
So why is he being held?
Wyley is accused of committing crimes against the state—the charges are always implied, never specified—and is being held without formal charge, benefit of counsel, or due process of law. He confuses and confounds his interrogators using the only weapons at his disposal, irony and whimsy, to challenge their arrogance and false assumptions.
As Wyley’s journey proceeds, we develop a deeper understanding of the man behind the wisecracks and of the society that has inexplicably imprisoned him. Exhibiting a crackling narrative energy and vivid prose, Fool’s Republic is about freedom—freedom of action, freedom of thought and, ultimately, the freedom to be human. It is the story of a man’s struggle to come to terms with himself and the culture in which he lives.