The Power - Naomi Alderman

The Power

By Naomi Alderman

  • Release Date: 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Literary
4 Score: 4 (From 528 Ratings)

Description

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Reviews

  • Such a good read!

    5
    By Shewhotravels
    Read this book.
  • Excellent fictional look at a women’s world

    4
    By kaykaybean13
    Loved the imagination and the very real gender reversal in this story. Hunger Games meets the Handmaids Tale!
  • Great Concept- Disappointing Finish

    2
    By Carly_Latham
    Such opportunity wasted! Great idea and beginning. Dimensional characters, intriguing idea, but I became disenchanted because as a mother, I know the love we have for our sons. Which if this story ship would have angled a slightly different way, it could easily have been a five star. I’m a feminist, but only a male hater would truly love and imagine this story could happen.
  • The Power

    1
    By Hollybeth2011
    Graphic violence
  • Powerful

    5
    By dustpixie
    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Feminist and brutally honest
  • Must read.

    5
    By NYC Genre Fan
    So go read it. It’s an incredible, careful, often restrained and disquieting masterpiece.
  • Mindblown

    5
    By HeatherRMorrow
    Just finished this amazing book, and wow. Incredible. I’m sitting here, mind reeling at the possibilities explored, and now I want to read it all over again. Definitely a must read if you’re looking at dystopian fiction, well done. If you’re a fan of Margaret Atwood, you will appreciate this!
  • Superb

    5
    By SDWill
    This is a superb novel.
  • We Need Books On This Topic, But.....

    2
    By juliusa
    Yes we need books on the issues surrounding harassment, but we don’t need books like this. Horribly written, dull, goes nowhere. Manipulative. Read non-fiction on this topic, you’ll get more from it.
  • One Heck of a Ride!!

    5
    By Jen(silentstar)
    I have never read through a book faster in my life!!! The concept the imagery!!! Just wow!!!

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