#bookreview The Power by Naomi Alderman published by Penguin Random House UK

Amazon blurb:

All over the world women are discovering they have the power. 
With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain – even death. 
Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control.

The Day of the Girls has arrived – but where will it end?

My Reading experience:

I read this for bookclub but was seriously surprised at how much I enjoyed it and found it to be a literary triumph; a thought provoking Orwellian tale of its era, stunning in its prophesies.

At bookclub the readers were divided in their opinions – those who thought it was s book about hating men, those who thought it sent a negative message of women, and those of us who felt the book showed genders as equal both in their virtues and in their madness.

Yes the book is about women discovering they have this inherent power they didn’t know before (ring any bells?) and essentially how they then use it, but the underlying sub story and the moral of the tale, is to be careful what you wish for.

I am not in any way surprised that this book won the Baileys women’s prize in 2017. This one should be on the school curriculum next to 1984.

Highly recommend!


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