Speak (Hall novel)

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AuthorLouisa Hall
CountryUnited States
GenreLiterary Fiction, Science fiction
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)

Speak is a 2015 novel by Louisa Hall.[1] It is her second novel, after The Carriage House. The novel was well received.[2] The novel was inspired by a story in the New York Times.[3][4]


The novel received praise from critics. The plot was compared favorably with the work of David Mitchell.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dean, Michelle (21 July 2015). "Speak by Louisa Hall review – machines fulfill yearning for human connection". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ Schaub, Michael (8 July 2015). "'Speak' Asks Hard Questions About Communication And Technology". NPR. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Dominus, Susan (7 March 2012). "What Happened to the Girls in Le Roy". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ NPR Staff (4 July 2015). "If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI". NPR. Retrieved 27 July 2015.