Australian thriller writer Max Barry is back with a dazzlingly original high concept thriller. Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach takes a closer look.
Max Barry is one of those writers, an Australian author who constructs worlds that exist within our own, with rich characters and sharp dialogue. He’s a beauty. A brilliant writer, and his new book Lexicon is another cracker.
Lexicon throws us into the world of the poets. A secret organization that trains its members to manipulate others with linguistic techniques. Words are weapons, the book states, and in Lexicon they are more powerful than all the weapons in the world.