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Vox | [Nicholson Baker]

Vox

Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers.
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Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers.

©1993 Nicholson Baker (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Angela South Weber, UT, United States 02-24-12
    Angela South Weber, UT, United States 02-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    I read this book along with a few other books by Baker in college and I was excited to revisit it on audio. I remember how I liked it for its taboo theme when I was younger and I still like the concept. However, the book is a little out of date (with the age of the Internet and cell phones), but still interesting. I am unsure about the performance of Mr. Boyett and Ms. Zackman, but I got used to their style by the end. Not my favorite performance so far, but still worth checking out. Be warned: This s a very adult-themed book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-26-11
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2005
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    What disappointed you about Vox?

    I was a little disappointed in Vox and Baker. I am not a prude and knew what the novel was about going in, but other than feeling the theme of disconnection between these 2 characters which is appropriate to modern society and computers etc., I began to tire of the pornography. At times it was erotic, at other times tiresome.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholson Baker again?

    I would have to say I don't intend to listen to any more Baker. I had a copy of Fermata and flipped through it and it appears to be again scenes of pornography. Again, I'm not a prude, but when there are so many classics and important masterpieces to get to, I have to draw the line and go on to something more mind expanding.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Clay Warner Robins, GA, United States 02-06-12
    Clay Warner Robins, GA, United States 02-06-12
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    "A piece of trash"
    What disappointed you about Vox?

    Everything, I didn't listen to more than 30 minutes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Redeeming qualities? I don't know what they would be.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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