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The Power - Naomi Alderman
The Power
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Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.
Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780670919963 (0670919969)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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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.
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 THE POWER Review
Naomi Alderman’s latest bestseller is an intriguing and highly inventive piece of speculative fiction that dares to ask the question: What would happen if women were suddenly granted strength through their genes, thus flipping the societal power structure? Seen through four points of view — a Mayo...
Hol
Hol rated it
2.5 The Power by Naomi Alderman
I apologise for taking so long to write a review. I’ve been so caught up in local politics that everything has taken a back seat these past few days. I read The Power for a feminist book club that was meeting in Belfast last week. Unfortunately the book club was cancelled, so you’ll only get my th...
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