Lexicon (Paperback)
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Lexicon (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 10/04/2014
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Sticks and stones break bones. Words kill. They recruited Emily from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words. They'll live to regret it. Wil survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember it. Now they're after him and he doesn't know why. There's a word, they say. It shouldn't have got out. But it did. And they want it back...Find out why in one of the most mind-bending, page-turning, thrilling novels you'll ever read. *Winner of the Aurealis Award for science fiction and GoodReads Choice Awards finalist for best science fiction*

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444764680

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Although Lexicon starts off fairly slowly, it's not long before it picked up and I completely engrossed in the story. This book has a great plot line that held my attention all the way through and I found myself... More

Paperback edition
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“Clever, inventive and a total delight”

It’s hard to find contemporary literature that crosses over with Sci-Fi that produces satisfying results, yet Max Barry manages this and then some with his latest novel Lexicon.

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Hardback edition
12th August 2013
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“Gripping thriller”

Words are powerful, words can be weapons.
There is a class of elite linguists, the poets, who know certain words that can short-circuit filters in the brain which let them manipulate people.
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Hardback edition
4th August 2013
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