Pretty good read, definitely gave me Handmaids Tale vibes.
I could hardly put it down! #book105of2022
I could hardly put it down! #book105of2022
Just feeling a little too “real” right now. Not quite the Handmaid‘s Tale but not too far off.
If you like The Handmaid‘s Tale, you will like this book. Set in a dystopian near future of the US women‘s rights have been stripped away to the point they must be housewives, and only speak 100 words a day. This was a scary with the current affairs going on.
Happy National Hang Out Day Y‘All!
When you get an unexpected day off work, it‘s all about reading, writing, and slothing like furry slow moving mammal.
#introvertgoals #litsylove #readinablanket #Vox #snacks #readajourney #penpals #showersoptional #icecreamnecessary
A good read to start to Women‘s History Month! When crazies brainwash others for control, in this case silencing women to 100 words a day and taking away any sort of independence. I did cringe when people were sent to Fort Meade. I live down the road and can hear the shooting range when I‘m doing yard work 😬
#pop22 ~ social horror
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Sorry @Cortg I‘m a lousy buddy-read partner. I think the premise had potential but the execution wasn‘t quite right. The plot felt a bit implausible & the author drew the MC in such an unflattering light that no matter the outcome I was never going to respect her. Plus there was too much we were asked to accept off page. Between a so-so & pan. #SocialHorror #PoP22
Maybe a better concept than execution for me. It started out a pretty strong dystopian tale, but the end felt more like a thriller. A difficult read in terms of how plausible the concept is, but a quick read in terms of the prose. A low pick for me. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I‘m switching out my Social Horror book to the tagged book because it occurred to me that I own it (yay, Dollar Tree find) and I think it fits the prompt 🤔 #Pop22
I started reading this book after it was first released a few years ago, but only got about 1/4 of the way through it at the time. Finally decided to start over and plug through. The premise is interesting, and reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, but unfortunately begs the comparison and then falls short. While I connected with the horror of possibility of a world where women are - literally- silenced, I felt no connection to the characters.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
“My fault started two decades ago, the first time I didn't vote, the umpteen times I told Jackie I was too busy to go on one of her marches or make posters or call my congressmen.”
Getting in a little reading time with this delicious 😋 popcorn 🍿 📚
I‘m only on chapter 9 and already having very strong feelings about this and how much some of it resonates with things going on today.
100 words a day… What would you say and to whom with only 100 words in a day? I would tell my loved ones I love them everyday… 🥲😡 lots of emotions right now.
Starting this one day… I can already tell that I‘m going to be terrified, angry, and full of emotion. Something just keeps telling me to read it.
“Think about waking up one morning and finding you don‘t have a voice in anything.”
I fear that if things don‘t change quickly we could be facing these fears! Use your voice by voting and stand up for what you believe in!!
This book ended quickly, but it was very scary. It is alarming when you read it and look at what is happening to womxn in the US (and everywhere). Imagine a world where you are silenced, in every way possible. Where misogyny is taught and embraced in schools. Where you are property. That‘s VOX. That‘s the wet dream of the alt right. So? Think about what you need to do to stay free.
Shown: Womxn‘s March Oct 2, 2021, Charleston, SC
This is a dystopian book that is about a future in which women lose their voices. To be more accurate, their voices are taken away by a government run by misogynistic men who create wrist counters that limit women to 100 words a day. This chilling book shows what the world would be like if women‘s rights are fully taken away and how easy it would be for something like this to happen. If you love The Handmaid‘s Tale, this book is for you.
As a blurb, Vox is great: I‘d love to understand what might happen in a world where women are literally silenced! But it‘s a premise in search of a plot that could do it justice. Dalcher would have done better to let this one marinate for longer, maybe come at it with a broader view and a bit more distance from the realities of the past few years. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/vox-christina-dalcher/
This book was terrifying, and not far from reality. Women all over the world have been silenced for too long. The author wrote in a voice that drew me in and kept me wanting more, which made the ending that much more upsetting. It was rushed! I would have liked more detail about the after effects of the rebellion, and the satisfaction of reading about the fall of those men who silenced Jean and her daughter for so long.
Themes of patriarchy and oppression, the cost of freedom and the power of words.
A dystopian present novel paced like a thriller, Christina Dalcher‘s debut is a cautionary tale about how quickly the world around us can change while we‘re not paying enough attention. The plot is plausibly uncomfortable, but an absolute page-turner nonetheless. Kept my heart racing - both from blood-boiling fury and chilling suspense.
I listened to the audio and was engrossed. Not the best dystopian novel ever, but it did make me feel uncomfortable.
My husband got me some book nerd stuff for V🖤Day!
A book seat, a finger placement (holds back the pages to prevent your fingers from getting tired and hurting) and a shirt.
A note on the book I‘m reading—I was 35 pages in and terrified. With every page I just get more pissed off! This is a lot like The Handmaid‘s Tale.
I love looking at pics of peoples‘ book stacks. I look to see which ones I‘ve read. I look to see what kinds of titles and authors the person chooses to get a feel for what that person might be like. Here are a few shots from some of my shelves ☺️
Neither the best dystopian fiction novel I've read, nor the worst. Interesting concept and started as an excellent psychological horror. Sadly I found the second half less plausible and it lost stars for me at that point. Tried to do too much in too few pages.
Anybody else keep a handwritten list of the books read for the year? I finally sat down and wrote mine for the year so far.