In a not too distant future, Dr. Jean McClellan and her family live in the
United States where women and girls are only allowed a 100 words per
day, and if they go over the limit, the consequences will include an
electric shock from the word counter they are forced to wear on their
wrist. As if that is not all, women have had all their rights taken away
and are at the mercy of their male family members.
Recently, the president's brother has suffered from a coma that
affected his speech, and in order to get him talking again, the president
and others are forced to ask Jean for her expertise to develop a cure.
However, upon acceptance, Jean will uncover a sinister plot, and along
the way, readers will be forced to see a future that has a high chance of
becoming all too possible.
VOX by Christina Dalcher is a
riveting, heart-pounding, and frightening tale that lingers long past
when the last page is turned. VOX
is spellbinding and frightening, making me wonder if Christina Dalcher
had a crystal ball when writing it, especially with her words about a wall
being built not only to keep people out but to keep them in.
VOX is also a tale that will anger,
inspire, and frustrate. It is a story that will hit too close to home to our
more rational sensibilities. VOX is
a call for action and not stand by or take peace for granted because
one day, it could trickle away.
For a reader that wants to see a possible future, pick up VOX by Christina Dalcher. It is a novel
guaranteed to change readers from inside and out.
Set in an America where half the population has been
silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what
one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer
allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in
denial--this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning.
Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer
taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice.
Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a
day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves
But this is not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean
will reclaim her voice.