Monday, September 24, 2018


Misogyny. Fans of dystopian fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy the debut novel by Christine Dalcher titled, Vox. The President of the United States has been elected to implement the agenda of a charismatic fundamentalist religious leader that has a few key principles of misogyny: a woman’s place is in the home and she must be subordinate to her husband who makes all decisions for the family. Step by step over the course of a year, a program to silence women changes society. Dalcher engages readers in the plot through a terrific protagonist, Dr. Jean McClellan, and with speculation on how this situation happened. A frequent conclusion reached comes from Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” While lots of good people ignored the developing threats, some resisted. While Jean was surprised by the resistance, another character made it plain: there’s always a resistance. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Vox from

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