Vox

VoxEbook Vox Christina Dalcher Truongnguyenwedding.com THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY S AND SHEREADS BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID S TALE An Electrifying Debut O, The Oprah Magazine The Real Life Parallels Will Make You Shiver CosmopolitanSet In A United States In Which Half The Population Has Been Silenced, Vox Is The Harrowing, Unforgettable Story Of What One Woman Will Do To Protect Herself And Her Daughter.On The Day The Government Decrees That Women Are No Longer Allowed Than One Hundred Words Per Day, Dr Jean McClellan Is In Denial This Can T Happen Here Not In America Not To Her.Soon Women Are Not Permitted To Hold Jobs Girls Are Not Taught To Read Or Write Females No Longer Have A Voice Before, The Average Person Spoke Sixteen Thousand Words Each Day, But Now Women Have Only One Hundred To Make Themselves Heard.For Herself, Her Daughter, And Every Woman Silenced, Jean Will Reclaim Her Voice This Is Just The Beginningnot The End One Of Good Morning America S Best Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer One Of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, I09, And S Best Books To Read In August 2018 I have decided to add a disclaimer to my review The review in it s entirely is below in the spoiler tag Here are my reasons for the disclaimer I knew that this would be controversial as it touches on a hot button topic But, responses have become uncomfortable to the point I cringe when I open Goodreads I know, I know, what did I expect sharing a controversial opinion on social media Yeah, I admit I guess I should have seen that coming But, this review simply shares my opinion on a topic I felt was key to the story Many people agree, many people don t That is fine All opinions welcome I just don t want to fight about it because I have no desire to change anyone s opinion I have received negative feedback from both sides of my argument That s right, I picked a hot button topic and managed to annoy people on both sides that is pretty impressive I have been told that I missed the point, I am dense, I have lost respect from people, I think I am better than others, etc I have been unfriended and unfollowed by many Tha
Ohh, this was bad Terribly, terribly disappointing.The premise is really intriguing and I would love to read about it in a BETTER book I expected a good dystopian set up that deals with sexism. What I got is a weird thriller that KIND OF addressed that topic At least it pretended to.First of all, the showdown was way too fast and there was little to no build up at all It was unrealistic and everything was solved way too easily I didn t even really understand what was going on because it was so quick and all over the place The characters were boring and completely flat This definitely should be a book that goes into depth with the feelings and thoughts of its characters, but it failed big time But what annoyed me the most was the or less subtle sexism towards men Hey, I totally understand that one would start to despise the other gender if it was the reason for why you re being oppressed and not allowed to talk or work But that wasn t really the case here It were things like he s not a real man because he wouldn t beat up someone for spitting on his car or All boys like to blow things up Wtf Imagine a man would say Oh you re not a real woman because you don t wear makeup or All girls like to play with dolls EVERYONE WOULD LOSE THEIR SHIT Which is something they should d
Honestly, Jacko You re getting hysterical about it Her words flew at me like poisoned arrows Well, someone needs to be hysterical around here I am absolutely blown away My heart and soul are just dangling by a thread Honestly, I have not been this angered and wonderfully angered in a long, long time Think about what you need to do to stay free. Denial, deliberation and the decisive moment three response stages to any impending disaster Rush through the first two and act as soon as you can That s how you hold out That s how you live.Dr Jean McClellan, an American linguistic scientist and mother of four, saw all the signs women representation decreasing in the government, the resurgence of the pure religion, the slow chipping away at female freedoms yet she did nothing You have no idea ladies No goddamned idea We re on a slippery slide to prehistory girls Think about itThink about words like spousal permission and paternal consent Think about waking up one morning and finding you don t have a voice in anything No matter how much her friends warned and pleaded with her, she always found a way to deny their concerns surely not America, surely the government wouldn t go that far, somebody will definitely do something before it s too lateright Then, she found herself without a voice at all Courtesy of the Pure religious movement all women were
Maybe this is how it happened in Germany with the Nazis, in Bosnia, with the Serbs, in Rwanda with the Hutus I ve often wondered about that, how kids can turn into monsters, how they can learn that killing is right and oppression is just, how in one single generation the world can change on its axis into a place that is unrecognizable Easily, I think, and push out of my chair Words matter If your ideal of womanhood tends toward the Stepford ish, Vox will present an image of paradise For the rest of us, it offers a dark vision of a possible future in which the lines between religion of the extremist, fundamentalist sort, and government are not just blurred, but erased See Taliban, ISIS, or any of many Christian sects that insist that civil law should be based on the Bible God knows there are plenty of places in the USA where a large number of folks would be just fine with that, as long as it is the proper religion Well, probably not the majority of the women Instead of the saying Children should be seen but not heard, substitute females of almost any age for children, and you have the core of this dystopian novel Christina Dalcher image is from her siteWoody Allen s 1971 film, Bananas, satirized Central American and American politics A deranged leader had let power go to his head and decided to shake things up From this d
My reviews can also be seen at These days my country consists of states united in hate At its helm is a man child A bully consumed by power, lacking intellect, as well as being morally and ethically deficient So while the premise of Vox is extreme it doesn t seem far fetched The severe subjugation of women by the angry, white, extremist Christian patriarchy is portrayed at its most monstrous A counter worn by women allows them to speak when spoken to and then only minimally Once the allotted one hundred words per day are spent, negative reinforcement is administered to the offending female in the form of a painful shock Other than these few words, women are not allowed any other form of communication no email, snail mail, books, pens, or internet access And, nonverbal communication is not permitted which is monitored by surveillance cameras The gay community is relegated to working farms concentration camps , a teenage son is indoctrinated into the tenets of male supremacy and a six year old daughte
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best science fiction 2018 what will happen What do they study now, our girls A bit of addition and subtraction, telling time, making change Counting, of course They would learn counting first All the way up to one hundred.as a thought piece, i would give this a high four stars, but as a novel, it s got some structural flaws it would be a very good book club choice, however plenty of food for thought and discussion it just needs some conceptual tightening it s missing that extra spark that would bring it all up into amazing debut territory the basic premise is straightforward it s a near future dystopia in which white christian conservative male fundies have come to power and figured out how to keep all of us hysterical, mouthy women down a metal word counter shackled around the female wrist that delivers an electric shock, of increasing intensity, for every word spoken that exceeds a woman s daily allotment of 100 along with that, all typical dysto rules apply homosexuals are imprisoned until they come around and choose heterosexuality, premarital and extramarital sex has heavy consequences for women , women aren t allowed to read or write or work or use birth control or even collect the mail from their own mailboxe
Patrick never seemed to mind my weekly escapes, although he d joke about us sometimes, before there wasn t anything left to joke about We were, in his words, the voices that couldn t be hushed Well So much for the infallibility of Patrick I went into this knowing full well that the injustice that happens in this book would make me than just a little angry, but in fact Christina Dalcher s book made me so furious that I decided to steer clear of the dystopian science fiction genre for a while As it seems I just can t stomach fictional worlds like the one in this book and I don t know if that makes me a sissy or just a very compassionate human being lol I d like to believe I m the latter one but I m the first one to admit that I ve an extremely thin skin when it comes to wrongfulness Well, I guess there are worse things than a wish for justice and an allergy to its counterpart, right Still, the injustice wasn t the only topic that rubbed me the wrong way and it s due to those many other issues that I couldn t give the book than 3 stars Maybe I m just not made for the dystopian genre but the way those stories are told always feels slightly detached At least to me it does I should have screamed and felt with the MC and part of me did when I read what happened to Jean and how her boys especially Steven treate
a quick google search will show that women speak an average of 20,000 words per day so imagine if you were limited to only 100.pretty unfathomable thought, right that is exactly why i love dystopian novels they are the most effective at taking me outside of my bubble, placing me in an unfamiliar situation and making me really think, what would i do if this was me this book raises so many important and relevant questions in regards to female rights and equality, the role of religion in government, and the right to speech language development the premise and core themes of this book are extremely thought provoking as a thought piece, this book deserves all the stars.but as a novel, i cant give this than three the writing in this is very clinical and straightforward dalcher doesnt write like an author, she writes like a scientist which isnt surprising considering her profession as a linguistics researcher that sure came in handy as the majority of the plot focuses on the main characters job as a linguistics resea
This novel depicts a chilling dystopia, or as Mike Pence might call it a visionary blue print for America Women are limited to speaking only 100 words per day and immoral behavior results in hard labor concentration camps The author does a great job of setting up the world with thinly veiled references to our current political climate There is a clear message to receive if you don t speak out, someday someone will take away your voice Either figuratively or literally.After the initial setup, the story transitions into a typical race against time thriller Unfortunately that s where I also started to lose interest The premise is fantastic, but the espionage was cheesy and not particularly well written For one the cast of villains aren t bombastic enough or interesting enough There s an evil minister who goes around punishing people but he felt hokey and his position didn t always make sense.Overall what probably started as a symbolic anti Trump rant turned into s

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Vox
  • Christina Dalcher
  • 03 December 2018
  • 9780440000815