Talk Talk

Talk Talk

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Over the past twenty-five years, T.C. Boyle has earned wide acclaim and an enthusiastic following with such adventurous, inimitable novels as The Tortilla Curtain, Drop City , and The Road to Wellville . For his riveting eleventh novel, Boyle offers readers the closest thing to a thriller he has ever written, a tightly scripted page turner about the trials of Dana Halter, a thirty-three-year-old deaf woman whose identity has been stolen. Featuring a woman in the lead role (a Boyle first), Talk Talk is both a suspenseful chase across America and a moving story about language, love, and identity from one of America's most versatile and entertaining novelists.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
ISBN: 9780143112150
9780670037704
0670037702
Branch Call Number: BOY
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm

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LucasHill
Nov 16, 2014

One the best representations of disability in fiction I have ever read.

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funky_d
Aug 25, 2013

I'm a big fan of TC Boyle and this story was tense, contained strong characters and an excellent plot. It gets going immediately and you will have a hard time putting it away until you find out what happens.

I was sad moving toward the end because as TC Boyle is wont to do, it doesn't end well. I wasn't disappointed in the ending as much as it left me feeling down.

It isn't a feel good. But, it's a great novel. Read it!

Misty20 Mar 30, 2012

I am almost done with the book and totally loved it. It was a book I could not put down, and I was totally absorbed in. I would definitely recommend it. Quite an unusual book about identity theft in today's world. Characters are very well developed so book is enjoyable to read.

I finally finished the book and was disappointed in the ending, which was very weak. The book was very good as a whole, but the ending was something to be desired. So I agree with the other reviewer, ending could have been better.

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

I must have misread what this book was about, because it was not at all what I expected. The story was fast-paced almost entirely throughout, and was really well-detailed as well. The end was a bit disappointing, but I enjoyed it.

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