Speak - Louisa Hall

It's wonderful to come across a book as fresh and original as this. 


I picked up "Speak" because it was recommended by Emily St. John Mandel, author of one of my best reads of 2015, "Station Eleven"


The novel is told in a series of voices recalled by an AI that is about to lose its consciousness.


I know that doesn't sound exciting but the originality of the ideas covered, the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the voices and the way in which they spiral around one another, amplifying each other's meaning without ever physically intersecting makes this a thrilling read.


Add to that that the audiobook version has a different, talented, narrator for each voice and it's almost enough to make me look forward to the eight hour flight I'm about to leave on.