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The Power - Naomi Alderman
The Power
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In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives... show more
In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical po
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780670919987 (0670919985)
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
1.0 The Power
A lot of people love this book. Hell, a lot of people whose opinions I trust love this book. And that's great. One of the cool things about art is that it's subjective. I, unfortunately, did not love this book. In fact, after an hour long rant to my husband that started with "I don't hate it but...,...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
Wow! Imagine a world where the women take over. Men are controlled by women and women make the decisions. No man is permitted to do anything or go anywhere without a woman's approval. That's the premise of The Power. I liked it. A lot. Roles are reversed. The thoughts and words have changed gender. ...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
3.0 Listen to the audio version!
I was expecting more from this book, considering all the accolades and hype it has earned. I found the first 18% confusing, until I was fortunate enough to come across the audiobook, narrated by Adjoa Andoh and that was a huge improvement. Adjoa's Nigerian, London and Russian accents made such a dif...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 The Power
The world is the way it is now because of five thousand years of ingrained structures of power based on darker times when things were much more violent and the only important thing was - could you and your kin jolt harder? But we don't act that way now. We can think and imagine ourselves differently...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it
2.0 The Power (to put me to sleep) DNF at 70 pages
This is just not entertaining to me. I have been trying so hard to enjoy this, but it's mediocre at best. I must have much different taste than most of America.
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