The Flame Alphabet

The Flame Alphabet

eBook - 2012
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In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones. The sound of children's speech has become lethal. In the park, adults wither beneath the powerful screams of their offspring. For young parents Sam and Claire, it seems their only means of survival is to flee from their daughter, Esther. But they find it isn't so easy to leave someone you love, even as they waste away from her malevolent speech. On the eve of their departure, Claire mysteriously disappears, and Sam, determined to find a cure for this new toxic language, presses on alone into a foreign world to try to save his family.
Publisher: 2012
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2220 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780307957511

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zackhaslam
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.

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curioussquared
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.

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Morde
Apr 23, 2012

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

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