Stick and stones break bones. Words kill.They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she’s good with words.They’ll live to regret it.They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn’t have. But he doesn’t remember.Now they’re after him and he doesn’t know why.There’s a word, they say. A word that kills.And they want it back . . . “Best thing I’ve read in a long time . . … they want it back . . .
“Best thing I’ve read in a long time . . . a masterpiece.” —Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool
I read 186 pages before giving up. I rarely do not finish a book even if I don’t like it. The book went back and forth from the present to the past over and over again. Not my favorite device but it would have been okay if it had made sense. It didn’t. The book started with a puzzling scene, well bizarre really, and just gets stranger and …
Interesting take on the power of words.
One of the best books I’ve ever read.
Also smart and knowledgeable about those linguistic theories speculating about primal language and grammars hardwired in the brain. Chomsky comes to mind. BUT . . . not overbearing and pretentious about it. All in all, a weird and workable synthesis of language theory and character that drives the plot logically. Thanks Max. P.S. see that …
Outstanding, original and one of the very best books you’ll read this year.
Highly imaginative, “Lexicon” is so much more than the title or the shortt “blurbs” they write to try to get you to buy it. Yes, near the end, you will start to put the pieces together, but you won’t guess it so soon it makes reading the rest usesless. You will want to …
Smart, quick paced. Great thriller.Read it in one sit.
Loved this book. Such a great concept!