My Review of “Vox” by Christina Dalcher Berkley, August 21, 2018
Christina Dalcher, Author of “VOX” has written an unusual, terrifying, intense, captivating, page turning, riveting, suspenseful and twisted thriller. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Thriller, Mystery and Suspense, and Political Satire. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in this novel. The story takes place in the United States of America. (Believe it or not)
The Government and politics in place have some twisted rules, and everything seems to happen in the blink of an eye. The Women in this story are only allowed to speak 100 words a day. This is charted by an electronic bracelet that is placed on their wrists that tracks words and emits shocks.Very young girls also get the “band” and now go to school and are encouraged not to speak. The girls that say nothing get prizes. This leads to women being forced to stay home, and cook and clean, because they can’t get jobs. There is no evidence of birth control, or condoms in stores.
The men are given important roles, and some are entitled to visit elite clubhouses, where there are prostitutes. Any infraction in this society by the religious groups in power are punished.
Dr. Jean McClellan can’t believe that this is happening. She has been an expert on matters of the brain, strokes and aphasia. Now she and her four-year old daughter are limited to speaking 100 words a day. Her older teenage son questions her role in the home. It seems that the President’s brother has had a terrible accident and they require Jean’s assistance. What will she do for survival for her and her family?
There is a resistance, and the people you would least suspect are in it. But, how do you know how to trust anyone? The government is using the top scientists for some secret project. I would recommend this chilling thriller to readers that enjoy this genre. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.