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0008300674
Paperback:Vox / Christina Dalcher:2019 Vox / Christina Dalcher
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Author: Dalcher, Christina
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: AF
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008300678
Notes:
Originally published: 2018
Jean McClellan spends her days in almost complete silence, limited to a daily quota of just one hundred words. Now that the new government is in power, no woman is able to speak over this limit without punishment by electric shock. But when the President's brother suffers a stroke, Jean is temporarily given back her voice in order to work on the cure. Soon, she discovers that she is part of a much larger plan: to eliminate the voices of women entirely.
Dystopias, lcsh
GNR, General, ukslc
Pages 388 pages
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Total no. of loans: 2
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London : HQ, 2019
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This disappointed me quite a lot. It sets itself up as a very contemporary tale (with recent events surrounding Brett Kavanaugh in America and the resurgence of interest in things like The Handmaid's Tale). But as another review points out it very quickly turns into a conspiracy theory/Dan Brown knock off. It's not complex enough (even nearly) to handle the subject matter it sets out, it's not nearly in the same league as The Handmaid's Tale, and really she could have gone so much further with this. The ending disappointed me as well. Much too convenient and too concerned with providing a big dramatic, table-turning conclusion. I guess I can see why Richard and Judy would choose it for their book list but it wouldn't win any prizes.
14/05/19
chell53
Leicester
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Large print:Vox:2020
Vox
Author: Dalcher, Christina
Year 2020
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Resource type: Physical
408 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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