The Word Exchange

wordexThe Word Exchange
by Alena Graedon
2014/370 pages
read by Tavia Gilbert/Paul Michael Garcia / 16h 23m
rating:  4 / contemporary fiction (tech-dystopian)

Whew – long, long, long and although the concept is terrific the execution is a bit too convoluted.   I wanted to like this book – as a reading junkie and word lover with a great appreciation for dystopian fiction it sounded like it was right up my alley.   Alas,  I’m not sure why but it fell short of any mark.

The setting is a dystopian future where the use of a smart phone-like device called the Meme has hampered out ability to speak and then language itself is mangled and corrupted by technology and a greedy drive for money.   Otherwise normal people who are addicted to their devices turn aphasic (non-verbal).  And then comes a version of the Meme called the Nautilus which sticks to the user’s skin.  >>>>MORE>>>>

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