Perhaps you’ve read some things about local author Merritt Tierce’s debut novel, Love Me Back. People far smarter than I have given their two cents on the book, and I’m not going to do that here. This is a post about consumption, people! So I’m going to encourage you to buy this very dark book for the friend who loves to talk about books as much as she loves to read books. It’s a very fast read—I read it in a single night—and there’s plenty here to discuss. Like, she could talk about it for days and days! Actually, if you could include my email address with the book, I would very much appreciate having more people to talk to about this book. So in the end, by buying this book, you would actually be giving me a holiday treat. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.