Samstag, 7. Mai 2016

Lingua Franca - William Thacker

Simple, but oh so smart!

There's a problem with Barrow, but it can be fixed. You just need to change the name to Birdseye. Birdseye-in-Furness . . .  Miles Platting is pulled from the ruins of a shipwreck into a world in which no one will speak to him. The founder of Lingua Franca—a naming rights agency committed to renaming every UK town after a corporate sponsor—Miles recounts the story of his quest for linguistic supremacy to anyone who'll listen. Confined to his hospital bed in a deathly quiet ward, Miles seeks to find his colleagues and reunite with his true love. But in doing so, Miles must confront his deepest held convictions and consider, "what's in a name?" in a world where the spoken word has been replaced with silence.

My thoughts and opinion:
What is a name? What makes a name what it is? Who came up with the word dog for a dog? Or "moist"? Would you still love your hometown if it was called Walmart? Or Target?

Miles Platting works for Lingua Franca, an association that changes names to important brands / business partners. It's basically like a normal name rights agency but they want to be bigger and better!

He wakes up after being rescued. The hospital itself seems normal but no one is talking to him. Everything is written on a piece of paper while he tries to find out what happened to him and his friends. What happened to them? And why does everything think that silence is better than talking?

Absolutely adored this book! I just goes to show that the more you want the deeper you can fall. 

Thank you so much Legend Press for sending me this book <3

Genre: Novel / Non-Fiction
ISBN:  9781785079740

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