I knew I would have this reaction… I get more and more upset with each page I turn 🤬🤬🤬
I‘m only on chapter 9 and already having very strong feelings about this and how much some of it resonates with things going on today.
100 words a day… What would you say and to whom with only 100 words in a day? I would tell my loved ones I love them everyday… 🥲😡 lots of emotions right now.
Starting this one day… I can already tell that I‘m going to be terrified, angry, and full of emotion. Something just keeps telling me to read it.
“Think about waking up one morning and finding you don‘t have a voice in anything.”
I fear that if things don‘t change quickly we could be facing these fears! Use your voice by voting and stand up for what you believe in!!
This book ended quickly, but it was very scary. It is alarming when you read it and look at what is happening to womxn in the US (and everywhere). Imagine a world where you are silenced, in every way possible. Where misogyny is taught and embraced in schools. Where you are property. That‘s VOX. That‘s the wet dream of the alt right. So? Think about what you need to do to stay free.
Shown: Womxn‘s March Oct 2, 2021, Charleston, SC
This is a dystopian book that is about a future in which women lose their voices. To be more accurate, their voices are taken away by a government run by misogynistic men who create wrist counters that limit women to 100 words a day. This chilling book shows what the world would be like if women‘s rights are fully taken away and how easy it would be for something like this to happen. If you love The Handmaid‘s Tale, this book is for you.
As a blurb, Vox is great: I‘d love to understand what might happen in a world where women are literally silenced! But it‘s a premise in search of a plot that could do it justice. Dalcher would have done better to let this one marinate for longer, maybe come at it with a broader view and a bit more distance from the realities of the past few years. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/vox-christina-dalcher/
This book was terrifying, and not far from reality. Women all over the world have been silenced for too long. The author wrote in a voice that drew me in and kept me wanting more, which made the ending that much more upsetting. It was rushed! I would have liked more detail about the after effects of the rebellion, and the satisfaction of reading about the fall of those men who silenced Jean and her daughter for so long.
Themes of patriarchy and oppression, the cost of freedom and the power of words.
A dystopian present novel paced like a thriller, Christina Dalcher‘s debut is a cautionary tale about how quickly the world around us can change while we‘re not paying enough attention. The plot is plausibly uncomfortable, but an absolute page-turner nonetheless. Kept my heart racing - both from blood-boiling fury and chilling suspense.
I listened to the audio and was engrossed. Not the best dystopian novel ever, but it did make me feel uncomfortable.
My husband got me some book nerd stuff for V🖤Day!
A book seat, a finger placement (holds back the pages to prevent your fingers from getting tired and hurting) and a shirt.
A note on the book I‘m reading—I was 35 pages in and terrified. With every page I just get more pissed off! This is a lot like The Handmaid‘s Tale.
I love looking at pics of peoples‘ book stacks. I look to see which ones I‘ve read. I look to see what kinds of titles and authors the person chooses to get a feel for what that person might be like. Here are a few shots from some of my shelves ☺️
Neither the best dystopian fiction novel I've read, nor the worst. Interesting concept and started as an excellent psychological horror. Sadly I found the second half less plausible and it lost stars for me at that point. Tried to do too much in too few pages.
Anybody else keep a handwritten list of the books read for the year? I finally sat down and wrote mine for the year so far.
#3books that made me mad
Here's the thing about me...I really hate people telling me what I can and can't do. In the event we became a severe dystopian society, I would either be among the first or last dead because I'm a defiant jerk. All three of these are focused on the oppression women, with the first two being fictional and the third being oh so real.
Victoria, Thankyou so much for my birthday gift. I really love it & appreciate your kindness. Thanks for the bookmarks & your lovely card my friend. I love it all ❤️😘 CathyXXX
Read for Girly book club. It‘s a dystopian story of a time we‘re women are limited to 100 words a day. It centers around a lot of themes like church vs state, slut shaming, and oppression.
This is one of my favorite books so far this year.
My biggest accomplishment of last night and today was finishing this book. Also protecting my sushi from the cat. I thought the book had a good theme but I was very disappointed with the ending, I think this is because it is a debut novel. While this book and theme was compared to Margaret Atwood, there is no way she would have ended a book like this. All in all, well this will never be my favorite book, I would read another by this author
4 pages in and I‘m already freaked out.
I‘ve been curious about this one for a while-it‘s an interesting concept for dystopian fiction where women are limited to 100 words a day & society has taken on a puritanical stand. It shares a lot of qualities with other titles in this genre-but #RecklessCharacter Jean is not always easy to root for (or to understand why everyone falls in love with her). I understand the mixed reviews but think this is a good discussion starter! #NewYearNewYou