The groundbreaking new novel by Joshua Ortega explores the themes of freedom, privacy, and security through a compelling narrative filled with fascinating characters and breathtaking concepts. In the tradition of 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451, Frequencies is a meditation on the place of the individual in a society increasingly equipped to infringe.--Seattle Weekly
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Ashley smiled. He's able to laugh at himself, she thought. That's a good sign. And
his teeth aren't perfect. That's good, too. Cosmetically perfect teeth just wouldn't
have fit well with the roguish look. Ashley wondered how old he was. "How old ...
McCready laughed. "Just do it, Ashley. C'mon, you'll be fine. I promise." "Okay,"
she reluctantly said. Giving the knob a half turn, everything around her rippled
and waved, the world suddenly turning into a gigantic funhouse mirror. "Whoa .
"That is fuckin' trippy." He rubbed his eyes and laughed. "This world is so fuckin'
nuts, Ashley. It never stops." "I feel you," she said, picking up the lighter and the
joint. "Fully." "Oh well," he surrendered. "Whatever. Fuck all the nonsense and all
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing
The jacket cover of Frequencies compares this novel to 1984. I think to a large degree that is the problem with the novel . It tries entirely too hard to be like 1984 and it is heavy-handed in its ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - theageofsilt - LibraryThing
Full of cliches and anachronism -- "bomb" and "chill" will apparently still be slang fifty years in the future! An unnecessary appendix informs the ignorant reader that "siempre" is Spanish for always ... Read full review