VOX: #bookreview

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Can you imagine living in a world where women can’t voice their opinion? Some people would say that there are many places where women can’t express themselves. They would be right of course. 

In the dystopian book, Vox by Christina Dalcher, women in America have to wear counters on their wrist which counts their words. They can only speak about 100 words per day. If they go above the limit, they receive an electric shock. Young girls are not taught how to read and write anymore. Their education is focused on home economics. Home Ec is fine but not everyone wants to sew and bake cookies all day. 

Lesbians and gay men aren’t allowed to love who they want. They are imprisoned with a member of the opposite sex until they change. Women who have affairs are publicly humiliated and sent to nunneries or prison farm camps. 

Women aren’t allowed to work outside of the home. They can’t even check the mail. Even if their husband is an idiot, he has to make all of the decisions. 

Dr. Jean McClellan, a brilliant neurolinguist, was working on a cure for aphasia one day and forced to become a stay-at-home mom the next. After a year, she is brought back to work in order to finish the cure. 

She has a lot going on in her life. Her teenage son really believes that a woman’s place is in the home. Her young daughter barely speaks. Jean is also in love with someone other than her husband. 

What can she do to save her daughter and other women in America? Will she run off to Italy with her daughter and her lover? Will she stay with her husband and keep wearing the counter? 

I loved this book. The plot is not too far off from where women once were not too long ago and where we could end up in the not too distant future. It’s a scary thought. Still, everyone should read this book.  I saw one bad review for this book but don’t listen to that jackass. He probably wants women to wear the counters and be silent. 

  • I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously. 

  • Amazon affiliate link included in this post.

The last paragraph of this just made my heart smile! 🙂 https://t.co/KYTP7masSH— Christina Dalcher (@CVDalcher) November 20, 2018

This is the best! When the author or band acknowledges something that you’ve posted, it is so awesome! 🙂 

Published by holley4734

I could be the worst cook in America. My boyfriend tells his friends about my cooking disasters. I'm glad someone is amused. I like movies, music, comic books and corny jokes.

4 thoughts on “VOX: #bookreview

  1. That does sound pretty scary. Reminds me of Handmaid’s Tale and how apropos that story has become especially these days. I’ll put Vox on my “to read” list definitely.

    Another story with a similar slant is When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. It doesn’t focus specifically on women–the bizarre penal system marks everybody–but overt piousness and repression especially of women are standard.

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