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Louisa Hall
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 8 years ago
Speak tells the story of six (or much rather seven) different characters, whose storylines are intervowen throughout the novel: Mary Bradford is a young girl in the year 1663, whose parents have to leave England and thus she inevitable has to follow along to America. The majority of her narrativ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 9 years ago
It's wonderful to come across a book as fresh and original as "Speak". I picked it up because it was recommended by Emily St. John Mandel, author of one of my best reads of 2015, "Station Eleven" "Speak" opens with the gentle, sometimes lyrical, voice of Eva, an AI that has been banned and marked ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 9 years ago
1) Powerful, poignant, and deep, Speak has an unusual structure, weaving together six narrative voices that together illuminate a link between the creation of artificial intelligence and the fundamental human yearning for connection. When I started the book its nonlinear format put me off, but it to...
mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it 11 years ago
What do I feel the spirit of King Lear breathing down on "The Carriage House"?
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it 11 years ago
So I was a little hesitant to start this book when I looked at the author bio and discovered that she is from the Main Line Philadelphia suburb that I haaaaated living in when I first moved to Southeastern Pennsylvania. The book is also set in that area and is about a family who is upper crust enoug...
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