A Quick Read That Will Make You Think
5 out of 5 stars
What if we judged people on the color of their eyes compared to the color of their skin or what god they believed in? This is a story about that.
Eliot Peper is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I’ve loved every book he’s written and each one of them made me think in a different way. True Blue made me think a lot. Especially because I have blue eyes.
True Blue tells the story of a “chameleon” who hides the fact that he is a “Blue”. Until one fateful day when everything changes. This short story had me thinking from beginning to end.
I think that the fact that Peper wrote this to be about 30 pages was smart. You don’t need 300 pages to make someone think. 30 will do the job, especially when they’re written by a great author like Peper. There isn’t a lot that I can talk about in this book without ruining it. At the time that I wrote this review it was free on Amazon, but even if it goes up to $0.99 I think that the story behind the story is worth reading.
True Blue (A Short Story) by Eliot Peper
on June 19, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
The #1 bestselling parable of persecution and self-discovery.
Everybody knows that people with blue eyes are lazy, violent, and stupid. Blues are absent from the halls of power, the few celebrated exceptions proving the rule. Crime dramas feature blue homicidal maniacs. Parents protect their children from the corrupting influence of blue peers. Blue travelers take secondary screening at every airport for granted. In a world where the color of your eyes might just get you killed, Kamran Tir has survived by living a lie. But his secret is about to come out.
About the Author:
Eliot Peper writes fast-paced, deeply-researched stories with diverse casts that explore the intersection of technology and society. He is the author of Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series and his books have been praised by The Verge, Popular Science, Businessweek, io9, and Ars Technica. Eliot is an editor at Scout and an adviser to entrepreneurs and investors. He has helped build various technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and the Chicago Review of Books and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Qualcomm, Future in Review, and the Conference on World Affairs.