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Old 04-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #13022
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Originally Posted by WT Sharpe View Post
This week I read What Happened to Tom by Christopher Taffen, based upon a recommendation by one of our author/members. It's a very depressing allegorical tale wherein a man is abducted and against his will forced to be used a human dialysis machine. If he severs the connection between himself and the patient to whom he is connected, the patient will die. The treatment, he is told, will take nine months, in which he will suffer weight gain, bloating, vomiting, etc. I think you get the picture.
Someone bothered to make a book out of that thought experiment? Goodness me.

Perhaps I should write a book about someone who's kidnapped and taken to a railway bridge, where he's forced to choose whether or not to pull a lever and switch a train from the track with five people tied to it, to a track with only one person tied to it.
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