Pretty fun story, keeps you hooked through out. A glimpse into the reversal of power. Would make a fun TV show.
The Power: WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
A Paperback edition by Naomi Alderman in English and English (Apr 6, 2017)
One of the most important books of 2017, The Power is the book that Margaret Atwood has called 'electrifying'.
Women all across the globe are waking up to discover that they have the power - to inflict terrible pain and even death with just a flick of their fingers. Overnight, men all over the world have found that they've lost control. The Day of the Girls is here - but where will it end?
The Power Paperback edition by Naomi Alderman
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RIP the lost art of proof-reading
The story isn't bad, it's just the lack of proof-reading that got to me. I couldn't finish it - all the sloppy mistakes undermined my ability to believe (or suspend disbelief) in the story sufficiently.
A great story that's also thought provoking and insightful
A fantastic book, I have now bought copies for three of my friends as well. On the simplest level it's a really gripping and often dark story, with a wide scope (to say the least), and interesting characters, each with their own perspectives and motivations. It's really interesting to see how they develop, and to suffer with them.
On another level it's a really powerful (and often humorous) way of getting across how history is written by the victor, and how that affects our views of ourselves and others.
It's a very timely book, as the modern world is beginning to rebalance in favour of equality between the sexes, and it's a fascinating reminder that women have only been the 'fairer sex' because they haven't had much choice in the matter.