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.
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 However, the book is a little out of date (with the age of the Internet and cell phones), but still interesting.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.
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.
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.
Everything, I didn't listen to more than 30 minutes
Redeeming qualities? I don't know what they would be.
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