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Vox by Christina Dalcher

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

Silence can be deafening.

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.

Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're a woman.

Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.

For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning.

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[If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week's time, I wouldn't believe them] ***

(HQ, 21 August 2018, ebook, 384 pages, copy from publisher via NetGalley and reviewed voluntarily)

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Boy, did this book sucker punch my heart. Vox is clearly inspired by one of my favourite books of all time - The Handmaid's Tale. Vox is a little bit darker and even more sinister. The future created here is bleak and terrifying but strangely appealing. I'm sure you can name at least one or ten people you'd love to reduce to 100 words a day. The moment I really started to fall in love with the book is when Jean starts to see that her son is becoming a monster, something to fear. Oh I got me some chills. The book takes it's time to develop the characters and build this pure - and sinister world, lulling you into a dreamy sense of security - until bang - it all implodes. Vox is amazing. Go read it now. I cried. A lot. And laughed. And had a severe case of the flesh crawlies.

Vox by Christina Dalcher

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