I’m reading a lot of Philip K. Dick at the moment — so far A Scanner Darkly made me a real fan; Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said made me a devotee; and Ubik…well…it’s just amazing.
Like any twenty-first century man, I’m too focused and important to be bothered by the minutia of every day life. Time which should be spent tending to my micro-avocado farm is wasted having to deal with such things as electric bills, TV licenses, doctors appointments and the other thousand things which keep my house standing, food on my table, and my son arriving at school on time every morning.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of Lale Sokolov, a 24-year-old Jewish Slovakian, who arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1949. After working his way through a series of roles in the camp, he is assigned the role of Tattooist. His task: scratching identification numbers into the arms of his fellow victims.