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The Flame Alphabet - Ben Marcus
The Flame Alphabet
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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... show more
 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307739971 (030773997X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
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madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
So, I'm not sure how to digest this book. In some ways it was great: I loved the concept, I thought the overall way it played out was interesting (language as poison and children as immune, the development of quarantine sites and experimental labs, even the way that ultimately people could live in ...
Titles are so hard to come up with...
Titles are so hard to come up with... rated it
0.0 The Flame Alphabet
Made it to about page 50 and gave up...maybe some other time?
rionafaith
rionafaith rated it
I really struggled with how to rate this, because I was so ambivalent while reading it. There were sections I loved and sections that I really had to work to get through. The plot is so unique and such an interesting concept: an apocalyptic book in which the epidemic is language itself. Children's s...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Imaginen una enfermedad rara cualquiera. Los síntomas no importan en realidad. Solo piensen, á la Dr. House, en la cantidad de estudios necesarios para diagnosticarla. Exámenes de todos los fluidos posibles. Imaginen todos los diagnosticos que pueden darse. Imaginen los factores que se les ocurriría...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
2.0
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