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Words Have Power

Lexicon book cover“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”  Not so fast!  Words can be weapons, especially in Lexicon by Max Barry.  This is a world in which a secretive international syndicate of “poets” collects special words and uses them to control others.  What does this have to do with a seemingly clueless man being kidnapped from an airport bathroom, a teenage grifter living on the street, or the horrifying event that first wiped out and then quarantined an entire Australian town?  When the storylines converge, everything changes.  Thrilling and thought-provoking, the scariest elements hit close to home, warning us of our vulnerability to manipulation.  Try this high-octane dystopian fable, and you’ll find yourself entertained beyond words.

By Cathleen, Readers' Advisor on July 29, 2013 Categories: Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense

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