Lexicon (Large Print / Hardcover)
July 2013 Indie Next List
“Max Barry's newest novel manages to be a gripping, page-turning thriller as well as a phenomenally intelligent dissertation on language's raw, neurological power. Barry manages to maintain a blistering pace inside an ingenious, complex plot structure with seeming ease while he takes the time to explore conspiracy theories, intense paranoia, privacy concerns in an internet era, and countless other frightening ideas for your brain to chew on long after the book is over. Lexicon is simultaneously brainy and muscular, like a Heisman trophy winner who just happens to work as a semiotics professor on the side.”
— Hank Stephenson, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets," adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.
About the Author
Max Barry is the author of "Syrup" (1999), "Jennifer Government "(2003), "Company "(2006), and "Machine Man "(2011). He lives in Melbourne, Australia.