What are you wearing?
Go ahead—you can tell me, I’m sworn to secrecy.
Bet you thought that only your lawyer or your pastor could get away with keeping secrets from the law. But there’s one other person you can tell your darkest secrets to with total confidence: the Census worker. That’s right, field representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau are constrained by Title 13 of the U.S. Code—that’s the book of laws of the United States government—from revealing anything they learn about you in the course of fulfilling their duties. Don’t believe me? Go look up Title 13.
This is the message that Nick Prince, the protagonist of the new comedic thriller, “Senseless: Confidential” labors to convey to the menagerie of folks he meets in the backwoods of the Oregon Cascades. The penalty for violating Title 13 is a fine of $250,000 and 5 years in prison; not a consequence Nick is willing to accept. So, when things begin to go terribly wrong one day after he knocks at the gate of a polygamist community, he can tell no one; even when it leads to him being a prime suspect in the mayhem that ensues.
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. So, go ahead, unburden yourself to that Census worker who knocks at your door. In fact, if you’re really twisted, tell her the most disgusting things you can dream up, and make her carry them around in her claustrophobic little head for the rest of her life, never being able to reveal them to anyone!
Posted on May 5, 2012, in a fun book to read, Census, Government, humor, Novel, Satire and tagged a fun book to read, comedy, fun read, humor, LDS, Mormon, Mormons, novel, polygamy, religion, romp. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.