Christopher says: Wow! I don’t use exclamations lightly. But, this book deserves it. Jansma has taken patches of vignettes and pieced them together into a beautiful quilt. Imagine being told the same story over and over, but with an ever-changing set of circumstances, details, and even characters. Yet, the ultimate truth of the story is revealed as much by the differences as by the similarities. It very nearly defies explanation, much better experienced. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards is an exploration of the mania of writing, friendship, love, the lies we tell others, the lies we tell ourselves and the greater truths hidden in our lies.