Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo Vox. In un futuro non lontano, le donne americane hanno a loro disposizione solo cento parole al giorno. Non hanno nessun diritto se non servire i loro uomini. Ma una donna si ribellerà.
What would you do if you were allowed to speak only 100 words a day? That’s what happens in Vox, the chilling dystopian thriller by Christina Dalcher. After a pure religion movement takes control of the government of the United States women are relegated to speak only 100 words a day. Also, they can’t work, read books or the mail, or do anything else that may give them any glimpse of freedom and independence. All they have to do is to take care of the house and the men in their family. Jean McClellan was a linguistic scientist. She never thought that something like this could happen, but now, watching her six-year-daughter terrified to even speak one word, she knows she has to find a way to stop this.
While reading this book, I found myself so angry and frustrated as white men tried to diminish the freedom and intelligence of women. There are bracelets that keep your word count and electrocute you if you go over the limit, cameras that watch every step you make, and men that take you away if you do something that it’s deemed impure. It’s a scary unrealistic story, full of suspense and twists, it’s chilling and disturbing. It’s 1984 meets The Handmaid’s Tale and I couldn’t put it down.