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The Resource Lexicon, Max Barry

Lexicon, Max Barry

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Lexicon
Title
Lexicon
Statement of responsibility
Max Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren’t taught history, geography, or mathematics—they are taught to persuade. Students learn to use language to manipulate minds, wielding words as weapons. The very best graduate as “poets,” and enter a nameless organization of unknown purpose. Whip-smart runaway Emily Ruff is making a living from three-card Monte on the streets of San Francisco when she attracts the attention of the organization’s recruiters. Drawn in to their strage world, which is populated by people named Brontë and Eliot, she learns their key rule: That every person can be classified by personality type, his mind segmented and ultimately unlocked by the skilful application of words. For this reason, she must never allow another person to truly know her, lest she herself be coerced. Adapting quickly, Emily becomes the school’s most talented prodigy, until she makes a catastrophic mistake: She falls in love. Meanwhile, a seemingly innocent man named Wil Parke is brutally ambushed by two men in an airport bathroom. They claim he is the key to a secret war he knows nothing about, that he is an “outlier,” immune to segmentation. Attempting to stay one step ahead of the organization and its mind-bending poets, Wil and his captors seek salvation in the toxically decimated town of Broken Hill, Australia, which, if ancient stories are true, sits above an ancient glyph of frightening power
Summary
Recruited into an exclusive government school where students are taught the science of coercion to support a secretive organization of "poet" world manipulators, orphaned street hustler Emily Ruff becomes the school's most talented prodigy before catastrophically falling in love, while a seemingly innocent young man is rendered a pawn in a dangerous power struggle
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2014.
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Science Fiction Novel, 2013.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181700
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Max
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A7424
LC item number
L49 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Secret societies
  • Linguists
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Thrillers / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Lexicon, Max Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21034341
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781594205385
Lccn
2012046980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Lexicon, Max Barry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21034341
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781594205385
Lccn
2012046980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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