The Flame Alphabet

The Flame Alphabet

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents. After being forced to leave their daughter Esther to fend for herself, Sam and Claire end up at a government lab intent on creating non-lethal speech. But when Sam discovers the truth about what's going on there, he realizes reuniting with his daughter is the only way to keep his sanity.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAR
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780307379375


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May 30, 2013

Odd, I found it extremely easy to put down, almost as though Marcus' was making his point about the nausea of language metatextual. So if he set out to make it a grind to finish the book - success?

Fine premise, fine writing, excellent questions posed, but I didn't relish the experience.

Jul 07, 2012

I found The Flame Alphabet hard to get through, if only because Marcus poses some extremely tough questions. The book starts off cold and only gets colder; it's hard to continue sometimes just because the situations can be difficult to handle. Recommended nonetheless.

Apr 23, 2012

Impossible to put down. Poses the difficult question regarding relationships and their connection to communication.


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