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A man wakes up on the floor of a toilet cubicle to find two people trying to stick a needle in his eye, and that is one of the least weird things that happens to him as a fast and terrible hunt unfolds around him. Guns, car chases, mystery and intrigue capped by the strange magic of persuasion and the power of words. Parallel to this runs the story of a girl chosen to attend a special school and develop her extraordinary powers of persuasion. Only cheating can get her to the top. And in the middle of the Australian desert is a town full of corpses, claiming the minds and lives of all who enter. This is a phenomenal book, a rare gem, truly amazing and surprising. All you could want from a thriller liberally seasoned with philosophy and psychology. Clever, quick-paced, multi-faceted, a great read.

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Synopsis

Lexicon by Max Barry

Sticks and stones break bones. Words kill. They recruited Emily from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words. They'll live to regret it. Wil survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember it. Now they're after him and he doesn't know why. There's a word, they say. It shouldn't have got out. But it did. And they want it back...Find out why in one of the most mind-bending, page-turning, thrilling novels you'll ever read.

Reviews

Brilliantly realised... strikingly relevant... a resounding success - SFX

Best thing I've read in a long, long time... a masterpiece -- Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool

Wonderfully crafted, dark yet humourous, fast-paced and tragic in turn National An extraordinarily fast, funny, cerebral thriller -- Lev Grossman

About the Author

Max Barry is the author of four previous novels, including New York Times Notable Book Jennifer Government and Syrup, soon to be a major film. He is also the creator of the internet mini-phenomenon NationStates, an online political simulation game. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He is a cat person. Visit Max Barry's website at maxbarry.com, find him at facebook.com/maxbarry or follow him on twitter.com/maxbarry.

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Max Barry

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Publisher

Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444764680

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