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Review: 'Lexicon' explores the power of words

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"Lexicon" (The Penguin Press), by Max Barry The power of words and the consequences of using them inappropriately are explored in fascinating ways in Max Barry's latest novel, "Lexicon." A group of people known as "poets" can use specific words and phrases to compel and persuade another person to commit acts he or she normally wouldn't think of doing. A man named Wil gets off a plane in...

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