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Lexicon (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / 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
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm

Brilliantly realised... strikingly relevant... a resounding success * SFX *
Highly entertaining and engrossing... characters that are both complicated and likeable * SciFi Now *
Gripping... a pitch-perfect thriller, a jetpack of a plot that rocketed me from page one to page 400 in a single afternoon -- Cory Doctorow * BoingBoing *
Truly original... a crack-paced thriller... smart and tons of fun * Australian *
Barry's smartest dystopia yet * io9.com *
Sophisticated and laden with subtext... clearly reaffirms Barry's status as a gifted purveyor of suspense * Time Out New York *
Best thing I've read in a long, long time... a masterpiece -- Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool
Wonderfully crafted, dark yet humourous, fast-paced and tragic in turn * National *
An extraordinarily fast, funny, cerebral thriller -- Lev Grossman * Time *
Delightfully high-concept...think Noam Chomsky meets Christopher Nolan * Vogue *
Insanely good. Dark and twisted and sweet and humane all at once. -- Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls and Zoo City
Dazzling and spectacularly inventive. A novel that jams itself sideways into your brain and stays there. -- Mike Carey, author of The Devil You Know
A spellbinding, intelligent read...a freewheeling plot intermeshed with linguistic theory and some genuinely creepy horror set-pieces * Guardian *

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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
4 similar books recommended
26th March 2015
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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.
This is the story of... More

Hardback edition
4th August 2013
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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.

It starts at breakneck speed with the... More

Hardback edition
12th August 2013
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