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5.0 out of 5 stars The power of words..., 15 Aug. 2013
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An elite underground organisation devoted to training super spy's who are able to control people's actions through words alone - sound far fetched?  Yes and no.  As I thought more and more about this book it's hard not to look back on the films that made me laugh or cry; the books that kept me up all night reading; the joy as the women I love turned to me and said 'I do'.  And what was behind all these emotions, what caused the palm sweating, heart fluttering emotions?  Words.  Spoken or read.  The same things that religions are built upon, politicians wield and have driven so many people to so many atrocities over the years.  Words really are powerful and can influence each and every one of us at the most base level.  So all of a sudden, this concept, this book, didn't seem as far-fetched as I originally thought.

And that's the crux of it really.  Lexicon is an out and out thriller.  A non-stop, roller coaster chase across  the globe.  There's guns, girls, guys and there may even be a kangaroo in there somewhere.  But actually, it's a bit more.  There's something beyond the thrills: an intelligence, a thought, a concept that niggles away and stays with you after the pages close (or power button switches off if you're so inclined).  The closest analogy I can give it is a Chris Nolan movie.  You know it's a Hollywood blockbuster summer movie, its exciting, thrilling and squeezes you to the edge of your seat.  But most importantly it makes you think.  Not just during it, but that night, the next day, the next week, your still looking and wondering how he did it.  That's how I feel about this book and that's why I'm writing about it now.  With words.  Hoping to influence you to buy this book.  Read it.  Then remember this review and the power of words to influence us all.....
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