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VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

The premise was more interesting than the book. Some bits were rather implausible. Of all the scientists in the world, our intrepid heroine is the only one who can save the president‘s brother? Her son and husband weren‘t too sympathetic and then you discover her lover, who‘s more of a plot device to move the story along than anything else. Ok, but not one I‘d recommend or read again.

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Nute
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I hope this does what I think it‘s capable of doing. The premise is “intensely disturbing.” This author has the opportunity to set the record straight!
Starting this today...planning to read every word OUT LOUD - more than one hundred 💯 words a day!

Cinfhen ✊🏼 6d
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Caroline2
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Disappointing!!! I loved the premise & the first half then it just went a bit daft and the final showdown...? Seriously?! 🙄 humpf! I feel like there‘s a great book in there but the author just fell down a cliche rabbit hole and kept digging!! 😒 #scarathlon #teamstoker

Libby1 Yep. I felt the same! 💩 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks I wish she had cut out the part about her affair. I had zero interest in that. 3w
Caroline2 @CoffeeCatsBooks me too! And the ending...? A man saves the day?! What?? 🙄 plus she was hired as some expert, that only she could do the job then spent so much timing saying how she couldn‘t understand stuff and how the others did all the work??? 🤦‍♀️ stupid! 3w
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CoffeeCatsBooks Yes!! And the premise was so good 😔 3w
LiteraryinLititz I couldn‘t agree more. I thought this premise had so much potential but was just not well executed. What a shame. 3w
Caroline2 @CoffeeCatsBooks yep...I‘m not angry, I‘m just disappointed! Ok, maybe I‘m a little angry too! 😆 3w
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RoxyWilde
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I can't believe how many negative reviews there are for this. I thought it was fascinating. Yes, the plot is a bit contrived and illogical, but so are pretty much all the dystopian future America novels/stories regarding women. It ended on a positive note, which I haven't seen before in the others. Perhaps that's why it was rated so low?
I listened to it on audio and the narrator did an amazing job. Perhaps that's the route to take in this story.

Itchyfeetreader I was captivated by this - my only negativity was turning something that was so horrific and cerebral into a bit of an action film type ending. (I did almost kiss my mums 70th trying to finish!) 3w
ThalassaLuna I'm going to be reading this one soon. Good to know I have something to look forward to! 3w
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SimplyShelia
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Though the exact way this particular dystopia unfolds may feel unlikely, it does open the mind to the many ways a regime could choose to terrorize and effectively wall off any given sect of its citizens.

I would've liked to have had more detail on numerous characters and the inner workings of the resistance. The final chapters needed expanded upon in order to give depth and believability to the story.

Good book but not great imho.

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emmaturi
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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This was read earlier this month, set in a world where women and girls can only speak 100 words a day. It goes back and forth and you find out how it got to this state. It was quite interesting. #bookcover

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Reagan-reads
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Hmmm went to library book sale today (shocking, I know) and was super excited to find this book. Got home and found this note inside the cover 🤭 haha I have to say, this is making me very curious! Thanks for the honesty Meredith.

valeriegeary 😂😂😂 1mo
Hooked_on_books I appreciate Meredith‘s honesty but totally disagree. I thought this one was great! 1mo
Zelma 😂 I would be so tickled to find a review in a booked I bought. I didn‘t hate this one, but I have the #unpopularopinion that it wasn‘t great. Good concept, strong beginning, but fell apart toward the end. 1mo
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RachelAmphlett
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Day 14 #FallIsBooked - red cover

I chose this one for today‘s prompt - I read it earlier this year and enjoyed it. If all my books weren‘t still in storage after moving back to the UK, I think I would‘ve chosen Stephen King‘s Firestarter!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one is in my list ❤️📚 1mo
emmaturi I just read this, it was very good! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 It was a good one! 1mo
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emmaturi
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Day 10 of #fallisbooked and #sweater is the next challenge. And challenge it was! In the end I got my son wearing his kind of sweater! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Very cute! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 💙💙💙 1mo
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MeganTurner
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Wow!! Such a scary read. It‘s really terrifying if I‘m honest. Anyway, I absolutely loved this! It was my favourite book so far this year!!! Really recommend this.

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Eeeeevan
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Fantastic one! Love her writings and the use of words. It was so amazing that I finished it in three days, like the fastest speed in my life. She made up several characters, they are totally different,but have something in common. Worth reading!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Eeeeevan Omg thk u soooo much! 2mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 6d
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rachaich
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Not a taxing read in terms of style but a gripping story of terrifying possibility.

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rachaich
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Flippin eck! Scary stuff that seems closer to happening...
Proper tones of Handmaid's Tale.
Can't. Stop. Reading. 😆😆😆

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CBee
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This was GOOD. At first I thought I should put it aside, as it was bringing up some scary thoughts about the current state of our country and it‘s leadership..... but I kept reading. Totally worth it and I highly recommend! Oh, and don‘t forget: RESIST 💪🏻

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AReedCollett
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Tonight, Roger's Public Library's Books and Brews bookclub will cover Vox. Interesting fact - this book brought out the most number of people for our bookclub. #bookclub #rogersreads #rplbooksandbrews

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rachaich
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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I've wanted to read this for ages do was thrilled to find a copy on a charity shelf. Just starting it...
Figured was quite timely given The Testaments is out in two days.

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llawela
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise-- USA votes in a govt that literally takes away women's voices and rights. A what-if extreme Christian fundamentalism ruled.
The MC and her children were fascinating to read.
And then, the book just turns into a poorly written and unbelievable action sequence.

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sarahljensen
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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It has been a long time since I've stayed up past my bedtime reading a novel. This one is so timely and disturbing. I highly recommend it.

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Connster
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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In other news, I‘ve come home from holiday with some kind of bug, which has totally wiped me out for the past three days 🤢🤢🤢

tpixie 🤗🥰🤗🥰 3mo
kezzlou85 Oh no feel better soon 3mo
Connster @kezzlou85 Thank you! I hope I do soon 😢 3mo
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Connster @tpixie 😁😁😁 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 😢 3mo
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 💜 3mo
Connster Thank you all. I hope I feel better soon too ☹️😢😊 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Rubbish rest up and feel better soon 3mo
Book_Fairy_Mary Oh no! Feel better soon! 3mo
Connster @Megabooks ♥️ 3mo
Connster @DaveGreen7777 ♥️ (edited) 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Get well soon ❤️ 3mo
Connster @NeedsMoreBooks Thank you 😊 3mo
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Connster
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Wow, this is an awesome story! A really interesting premise that actually - considering the current situation with Trump, Brexit, concentration camps and hate crimes - doesn‘t seem as far fetched as it might have seemed five years ago. Social progress clearly isn‘t as good as we thought it was, which is heartbreaking to say.

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Mdonald
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Butterflyamore
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Do you have any local independent bookstores that you love?

I just got each of these secondhand for just $4.95 a piece from @thedogearedbook! That‘s such a great deal, especially since Vox and Becoming are 2018 hardcover releases! My husband and I really love this little bookstore and I am so glad a friend of mine suggested we go there a couple months ago. We have been slightly obsessed with it ever since. 😂

Copwithabook In Russellville? I LOVE that store. It‘s so adorable! Anytime we go through the city we stop by. 3mo
Butterflyamore @Copwithabook No, sorry... Palmyra, NY. But it‘s cool to know it has a name twin somewhere! 3mo
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collegecatlady
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I agree with many reviewers that the ending was rushed, but overall this novel is striking. It enrages you to no end while you‘re reading to see the treatment of women, but it is all for the purpose of social action. Get out and vote this upcoming election! That‘s the first step to preventing the atrocities in this novel from happening, just as Jean says.

TheRomantiCate It‘s absolutely one of the best I‘ve read in the last couple years... 3mo
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Arteriss
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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“Honey, there‘s always a resistance.” - Christina Dalcher, Vox #quotes #vox

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!
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Lisawb
Vox | Christina Dalcher

Just finished Vox. Enjoyed it a lot, but feels like the last 100 pages were condensed into 25.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 4mo
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MatschMomma
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Very far fetched. The ending seemed a bit rushed and I found myself either wishing for 100 pages more or a sequel to wrap things up better.

But it was an interesting concept. Reminded me a lot of handmaid's tale but with a modern twist.

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

“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.”

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

“Think about where you‘ll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like ‘spousal permission‘ and ‘paternal consent.‘ Think about waking up one morning and finding you don‘t have a voice in anything.”

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

This book got me that much enraged that I wanted to scream at my fiancé just because he is a man, as if he was guilty of what those idiot-lunatic-male characters were doing.

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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VOX is full of tension.This book is extremely well written.
However, the story lacks of energy and adventure.When the adventure knocked on the door, the story flew quickly and the end came running.
Lastly...
Many says it is the importance of VOICE but since in the beginning I saw the consequences of not exercising the right to VOTE.
When people do not exercise their VOTE, lunatics start ruling.

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JoyNorstrom
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘m enjoying some amazing and immersive women-centred stories on our annual family camping trip. I recommend both of them. #vox #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo

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SilversReviews
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Have you read this book yet?

Have you spoken your 100 words today?

Best of luck if you enter the giveaway.

Enter here: https://tinyurl.com/yyxl6f4a

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ReaderLiz
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Wow, what an amazing and thought provoking book. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It really makes you think, thank goodness it‘s only a story

Powered_By_Plants I nearly bought this in the supermarket the other day! 4mo
ReaderLiz I bought it on Kindle otherwise I would have lent it to you. X 3mo
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Jolynne
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This could be a reality.

BarbaraTheBibliophage For sure. And they are adding some elements of this book into the third season of The Handmaid‘s Tale. Just a tiny bit, but still. 4mo
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Shanwow
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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I read it in one sitting. You can‘t put it down.

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UnidragonFrag
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Audiobook wasn't bad. Not full cast, but the accents weren't terrible. I felt like this wrapped up too neatly, idk. And how the ending went down was a little ironic to the point of the book, I think. There were some pretty heavy points though.

Skyrimir I thought the same thing about the ending, far too neat. I liked everything leading up to that though! 5mo
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Meaw_catlady
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I started this book a while ago and had to stop because it was taking me a minute to get into it. I picked it back up this week. Yes I have had this checked out for 6 renewals from the library, no one has put it on hold since... I ate it up this week. There were a couple unique parts to this story . But it was very close to Handmaids Tale. Her college roommate is a lesbian cliche? It‘s between a pick and a so-so for me. Overall a chilling and good

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staci.reads
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Wow. I got drawn in quickly! The premise is wild, yet so believable. A fundamentalist govt creates the "Pure Movement"& passes laws putting women back "in their place." Trackers limit females to 100 words/day through electric shock. It's a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring extremism when we could speak up then finding it's too late. The conclusion is rushed & becomes an action story, but I definitely recommend it in spite of its flaws.

KathyWheeler I really want to finish this book. I found myself so angry while reading the first chapter that I had to put it down. 5mo
BarbaraBB Great photo! 5mo
staci.reads @KathyWheeler I found myself irrationally annoyed with my husband while reading this book 😏 so I definitely get it. I had to remind myself, wait...this is real life, not my book, and he can't help that he's a man 🤣 5mo
KathyWheeler @staci.reads This happened to me when I read The Handmaid‘s Tale. My poor husband.😄 5mo
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NotCool
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t get far enough into this for it to make sense. And the protagonist‘s husband and son are awful. But ...she doesn‘t notice. If your son started calling you, and other women, hysterical, wouldn‘t you drop the hammer on him? Wouldn‘t you think “Time for a teachable moment!”? Maybe that‘s the point: don‘t get comfortable with other people losing their rights. Cause it will be you too, soon. But its tough to read.

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Sarz
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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5 ⭐
I love the concept behind this book: Women can only speak 100 words per day and they must wear a bracelet that administers an electronic shock if they exceed 100 words. What a horrible idea!!

However, I found the story a little bit lacking. After a strong start, it sort of got a bit lost. I wasn't surprised to read that it was originally a short story that was made into a novel.

Nevertheless, recommend if you're into dystopian future!

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Susannah
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I know that many readers have said this book‘s conclusion doesn‘t live up to its beginning, but the first 70 pages have sure scared the hell out of me. 🤭

#currentlyreading

ManyWordsLater Love that cover! 5mo
Susannah I do too! 5mo
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ehewett88
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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started this today and already 3/4 of the way through. thoroughly hooked

Andrew65 That‘s quick! 6mo
ehewett88 haha yeah went on a reading frenzy and ended up finishing it the same day brilliant book 6mo
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xxjenadanxx
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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In a dangerously familiar feeling near future United States, the President has vowed to make America Pure again. That means putting women in their rightful place, one of obedience and silence. Rights have been taken away and so have their words. Every word spoken is counted by a tracker on their wrist and if the allotted 100 is exceeded there are dire consequences in the form of electric shock. Now more than ever actions speak louder than words.

kindergartenkat I really enjoyed this one too! 6mo
Readergrrl Terrifying. I had to put it down as I was so busy and I want to focus as I read. Will start up again after the school year is over. 6mo
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AdaChivers
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I hated this book. It starts as a badly written The handmaid's tale alternate universe fan fiction and it just gets worst.
Awful ending!

Cinfhen Ugh!!! That‘s disappointing ☹️I bought this a few months ago on a kindle deal 6mo
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nichollinlove
Vox | Christina Dalcher

They won't kill us for the same reason they won't sanction abortions. We've turned into necessary evils, objects to be fucked and not heard.

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ladyonequestion
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I listened to this #audiobook at work and had to switch it off at times as I was getting too worked up! Imagines a #dystopian world where women are prevented from speaking more than 100 words a day, having a job or money and reading and writing. Very well written and imagined. If you liked The Handmaid's Tale you would probably enjoy this.
https://booksihaveneverread.com/2019/05/vox-by-christina-dalcher.html

CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m also listening to the audio of this and have about an hour left. I particularly liked the beginning of the novel. 6mo
KathyWheeler I was reading it and got so angry that I had to stop. I want to pick it back up but don't know if I can. 6mo
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Kaymaynard
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Only being able to speak a 100 words a day..... a scary thought, more scary not being able to read 😱 A good book but felt a bit rushed at the end.

Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! This is on my TBR. I got a signed copy at a book fair, but haven‘t gotten around to it. Glad to read a positive review. 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 6mo
Kaymaynard @Lcsmcat thank you! It‘s worth reading 😊 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
BethM Welcome to the family! 6mo
ScientistSam Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Kaymaynard @BethM thank you 6mo
Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy!! I felt the same way about this book. I wish she dove in a bit more at the end, but a horrifying plot. 6mo
tpixie Welcome! What an intriguing concept at least! 6mo
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JillR
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I really enjoyed the first half of this book, it was intriguing, infuriating and terrifying. Running through the story is the message that not engaging or participating in what is going on around us, and in our politics, can have devastating results. But then after such an interesting start it lost me as I felt it turned into a thriller, and a bit of a daft one at that. Still a page turner, but this didn‘t live up to it‘s initial promise for me.

minkyb Exactly! 6mo
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bexreadsbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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First of this round of library books--done! This was a quick read and it was pretty enjoyable...I mean, as enjoyable as a book about a misogynistic dystopia can be.

RaimeyGallant On my list! 6mo
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