Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Word Exchange - Alena Graedon

"I don't want to live in a world where we destroy words - where words have no meaning anymore.... For years, decades, our memories have slowly been replaced by the memories of machines."

As someone who loves language, words, books, and reading, this book really appealed to me when I saw it on NetGalley. It's a dark dystopian story that's kind of a fable about how technology can destroy our ability to use words effectively, as well as a thriller about how words can be repurposed by people in power to subjugate "the rest of us." I enjoyed the alternate-future setting and found the story absorbing and chilling at the same time.

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