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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Good Read.

    The reference time jumps around a bit which makes it hard to follow at time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

    Great read - different from anything else I've read recently! Words become weapons and motives are always in question. Very clever concept. Heading to B & N to see what else Max has written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Very Good Fantasy

    I'm not a fantasy fan, but this novel was good. I do not recommend it for book clubs, however, because there is not enough to discuss, other than how the main
    character Emily handles each situation. Liked the characters' assigned names--imaginative. Also liked the time jumps as they enhanced the suspense and kept me guessing.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    This is a "didn't want to put the book down" book. It has suspense and "who done it" thrills with romance as well for the adult reader.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Entertaining Read!

    Due to her hard scrabble life on the streets and perhaps a unique talent, the female protagonist of this story learns the key to influencing and controlling the minds of other people. This is a timely story, considering that every Internet search and purchase and political poll are being used at this very moment to categorize people by interests. The premise of the book is that a secret group trains young people that have been tested for the talent for influencing others and placed into segments of control ability. Each trainee is given words for this purpose and there is one series of words that are so powerful that they can destroy the world. The trainees are identified by questions such as "Do you prefer cats or dogs" and "What is your favorite color?" The individuals in the secret group have been assigned the names of various poets such as T.S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath. The protagonist is named Virginia Woolf and after she realizes her extraordinary power and the ultimate words, she wreaks havoc through a remote town in Australia and is pursued by the other poets who try to block her from further destruction. The only thing that can truly stop her is the man who loves her and he has a unique ability of his own, which is the ability to resist being "compromised". There is a lot of action in this novel and the havoc created by Woolf is reminiscent of Stephen King's "Carrie". The characters are wonderfully described, the story is fast paced, and the idea of words having true power, which may have been prevented by the fall of the Tower of Babel, is an excellent theme.

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