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Lexicon: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

What an amazing book! The characters are so interesting. The wri

What an amazing book! The characters are so interesting. The writing is hypnotically good.

posted by AuntMay on August 20, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

It was very readable, but I feel like the author used a lot of s

It was very readable, but I feel like the author used a lot of short cuts when he was writing this. It felt like something was missing - a level of depth that would have made it a more enjoyable read. I liked it, but it felt very shallow to me.

posted by michaelsjlrc on July 18, 2013

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

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    It was very readable, but I feel like the author used a lot of s

    It was very readable, but I feel like the author used a lot of short cuts when he was writing this. It felt like something was missing - a level of depth that would have made it a more enjoyable read. I liked it, but it felt very shallow to me.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

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    Liked it; didn't love it.  Good, not great.  While the concepts

    Liked it; didn't love it.  Good, not great.  While the concepts were intriguing and the characters well developed, something seemed to go awry in the telling.  It's entertaining enough, so read it and see!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Recommend--a worthwhile read

    Not bad for a fantasy thriller more aimed at the young adult to late adolescent crowd. The reminder that popular media is often a route for propaganda and a tool for shifting public opinion could possibly have been stressed a bit more. The best aspect of this book is the way it communicates to a generation that has constant contact with the media that words and phrases alone are not the whole message but often a disguise for manipulating public opinion. I found the idea that a single symbol could subjugate nearly everyone and anyone by opening the mind to sugestion.
    Before literacy was common, there was a kind of awe surrounding the written word, a symbol that could be passed from one person to another to convey and idea without the speaker uttering a sound or even being present. That, for most common people was a truly revolutionary idea.
    I found the idea that certain words --combinations of sounds--could influence another human being beyond conscious control bsased on their personality type a bit difficult to swallow. However, it pays to recognize that each of us by providing personal information to a person, persons, or entity opens the door to certain attempts at manipulation. Whether it be advertizing or something less benign, we must be aware that we are responsible for maintaining our privacy and security of information.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Chris

    Decent read.., enjoyed most parts, but thought it needed a bit action involving persuasion of others and more poet fights . That said i did read the whole book and i dont usually do so unless the book is entertaining, which it was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Too much time jumping around

    Liked the two heros. Never knew if we were in the past or present. Kept reading and hoping to understand,but understanding never came. Its the type of book you really need to read twice to have it make sense, I guess. I won't be doing that.

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