"The Curtain" by Patrick Ord is a tightly wound, thought-provoking thriller that explores how modern day marketing has the power to shape your identity, divide your community, and break-apart your family -- all to the end of increasing your consumption. Ord's fact-based fiction paints a realistic portrait of how cutting edge businesses progressively profit at their consumers' expense, not benefit.
Can you say "tearjerker?" You absolutely fall in love with this book, and as a mom, you can't help but fall apart at the end of this story. Have the tissue box handy! It made me appreciate my true friends, whether lifelong or more recent relationships.
Some books are so good you have to take a reading sabbatical in order to process what you've just read. I finished this book last night and it was so thoroughly amazing and thought provoking that I cannot bring myself to pick up another book just yet. Thanks for loaning this to me, Laura!