Interesting political satire about authoritarianism and the lengths to which people will go to subvert it. This is set on a fictional island where words are very, very valued. The city council forbids the use of letters that fall off of a sign, and communication becomes more difficult as more letters are banned from use, and more arbitrary and capricious rules are imposed on the population. Of course, an underground forms in opposition to the powers that be.
An excellent read for anyone who loves words and intellectual freedom.