A thumping good read. Every time I sit down with it, it makes me happy all over again
Comes out of nowhere and hits like a thunderbolt. It's not just one of the smartest books of the year, it's one of the most beautiful ones, and it almost seems like an understatement to call it a masterpiece.
Reads like a hybrid of David Mitchell and Margaret Atwood . . . a brilliant novel
SPEAK is that rarest of finds: a novel that doesn't remind me of any other book I've ever read. A complex, nuanced, and beautifully written meditation on language, immortality, the nature of memory, the ethical problems of artificial intelligence, and what it means to be human.
Beautifully illustrates the human longing at the heart of our obsession with technology . . . a hypnotic read