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The Power

af Naomi Alderman

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 Dystopian novels: The Power by Naomi Alderman8 ulæste / 8avaland, august 2019

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Wow. I did not anticipate this to be so... Chilling.

See the full review & more at baileysbooks.home.blog!

Recommended: Yes. But you need to be ready for it.
For a look into power, for a painful clever parallel with lots of tongue-in-cheek moments, for something that will challenge your perceptions about society and your own patterns of thinking, for an unflinching story of a world in the midst of change

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I wasn't ready for this. I should have known better, but I went into this thinking "Oh, it'll be a fun fantasy read about how crazy the world is after women develop the power to create and control lightning!" Looking back, I don't know how I was so wrong, but I'm glad I was because this story blew me away when I least expected it.

There were many times I found myself laughing and having a hard time believing the characters' disbelief at a world ruled by men. Then I stopped cold when I realized that the characterizations within, despite showing some of the extreme possibilities, are still my current reality and possibilities that exist in this world. Genital mutilation? It exists. Abuse of power? It exists. One gender oppressed and smothered due to social perceptions? Definitely exists. And I can't even count how many cruel, immoral, and evil things are done in the name of some God or religion or aggressive insistence in the lack thereof.

You have to be ready for this book. I wasn't, and maybe it was better that way, because it hit me without warning like a punch to the gut, and the impact was all the greater for it. Here's your word of advice though, and your recommendation to immediately find a copy of this and a few hours to read. ( )
  Jenniferforjoy | Jan 29, 2024 |
This started out so well but ultimately fizzled out.

The basic premise of both the book and "the power" developed in the book are great. A surprising evolution of the species that fundamentally changes the balance of power in the entire world. Right now in 2017 I think every woman in America (and probably elsewhere) would be very excited to see "the power" in this book made real. But power corrupts.

At first I thought I liked the idea of this book being historical fiction from the future but that trick got old quick and I'd have rather explored the changing power dynamics in a different way. As it is, the final letters that wrap up the book are just so on the nose I feel stupid for having even read them. more accurately, it bothers me that the author felt the need to hammer home these points that were already so obvious. (Note: am I feeling so insulted because I am a woman? Would these comments seem shocking and eye opening to a man? I doubt it, but I guess I can never really know.)
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  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
One of the most imaginative books I've read in years. I couldn't say I completely understood everything that transpired, especially at the end. May have to reread. But really compelling. ( )
  fmclellan | Jan 23, 2024 |
Cathartic start, depressing end. ( )
  mslibrarynerd | Jan 13, 2024 |
3.5 stars. Very interesting premise, but the "trick" of making it out to be a historical look back didn't work well for me. In particular, it was confusing to have the author's name be a part of this exchange in the opening and closing segments. ( )
  EZLivin | Jan 10, 2024 |
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Alderman [...] imagines our present moment — with our history, our wars, our gender politics — complicated by the sudden widespread manifestation of “electrostatic power” in women. Young girls wake up one morning with the ability to generate powerful electric shocks from their bodies, having developed specialized muscles — called “skeins” — at their collarbones, which they can flex to deliver anything from mild stings to lethal jolts of electricity. The power varies in its intensity but is almost uniform in its distribution to anyone with two X chromosomes, and women vary in their capacity to control and direct it, but the result is still a vast, systemic upheaval of gender dynamics across the globe.
 
Alderman has written our era's "Handmaid's Tale," and, like Margaret Atwood's classic, "The Power" is one of those essential feminist works that terrifies and illuminates, enrages and encourages.
tilføjet af melmore | RedigerWashinton Post, Ron Charles (Oct 10, 2017)
 
The novel is constructed as a big, brash, page-turning, drug-running, globetrotting thriller, one in which people say things such as: “It’s only you I’ve blimmin come to find, isn’t it?” and “You wanna stand with me? Or you wanna stand against me?” But it’s also endlessly nuanced and thought-provoking, combining elegantly efficient prose with beautiful meditations on the metaphysics of power, possibility and change.
 

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