[PDF / Epub] ⚣ The Power ✈ Naomi Alderman – Marjoriejane.co.uk


The Power quotes The Power , litcharts The Power , symbolism The Power , summary shmoop The Power , The Power 1fbb4d54 In THE POWER, The World Is A Recognizable Place There S A Rich Nigerian Boy Who Lounges Around The Family Pool A Foster Kid Whose Religious Parents Hide Their True Nature An Ambitious American Politician A Tough London Girl From A Tricky Family But Then A Vital New Force Takes Root And Flourishes, Causing Their Lives To Converge With Devastating Effect Teenage Girls Now Have Immense Physical Power They Can Cause Agonizing Pain And Even Death And, With This Small Twist Of Nature, The World Drastically Resets.


10 thoughts on “The Power

  1. says:

    It doesn t matter that she shouldn t, that she never would What matters is that she could, if she wanted. TW rape.Ooh, this is a toughie I have a lot of mixed feelings about Alderman s The Power It s an intriguing and clever concept, but this never really translates into an engaging story.Imagine if one day, suddenly, girls developed a strange physical power they can produce electricity inside them They can use this power to hurt, to torture, and to kill A world that is built on patriarc It doesn t matter that she shouldn t, that she never would What matters is that she could, if she wanted. TW rape.Ooh, this is a toughie I have a lot of mixed feelings about Alderman s The Power It s an intriguing and clever concept, but this never really translates into an engaging story.Imagine if one day, suddenly, girls developed a strange physical power they can produce electricity inside them They can use this power to hurt, to torture, and to kill A world that is built on patriarchy is suddenly upturned being a woman is synonymous with power and strength, men are the ones afraid to walk alone at night, the female body itself becomes an instrument of power.With obvious nods to rape culture, The Power imagines what the world would be like if men, not women, had to live in constant fear for their physical safety...


  2. says:

    When a male friend found out I was reading a book in which all women simultaneously develop the power to electrocute people and subsequently seize control of society, he responded Tch, if that were the other way around, you d go mad NO SHIT SHERLOCK Damn right, the idea of a society in which one sex is systematically oppressed through the threat or use of physical and sexual violence infuriates me The concept of one sex being disproportionately raped, killed and restricted sickens me B When a male friend found out I was reading a book in which all women simultaneously develop the power to electrocute people and subsequently seize control of society, he responded Tch, if that were the other way around, you d go mad NO SHIT SHERLOCK Damn right, the idea of a society in which one sex is systematically oppressed through the threat or use of physical and sexual violence infuriates me The concept of one sex being disproportionately raped, killed and restricted sickens me But I don t need to go and buy a book about the situation being the other way around because THAT S THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN And yes, I am mad Just as a stopped clock is correct twice a day, he d managed to hit the nail on ...


  3. says:

    Wow.I finished this novel at midnight last night and after I went to bed, I blinked into my pillow and tried to think of what words I would type into this box on Goodreads apart from that first one wow After a few minutes thought, I figured I could add intelligent and uncomfortable and thought provoking The problem with all of those is that they get used so often that we see only hyperbole This book, like many others, bears a jacket printed darkly with other authors saying great things Wow.I finished this novel at midnight last night and after I went to bed, I blinked into my pillow and tried to think of what words I would type into this box on Goodreads apart from that first one wow After a few minutes thought, I figured I could add intelligent and uncomfortable and thought provoking The problem with all of those is that they get used so often that we see only hyperbole This book, like many others, bears a jacket printed darkly with other authors saying great things about it New classic Great ImportantSure, sure, man.Believe them The hook is simple the novel begins when girls and women suddenly gain the power to shock and kill others with only a touch it takes only a second s thought to imagine how this would turn the world on its head It s not the hook, however, that sells this book It s Alde...


  4. says:

    3.75


  5. says:

    SeriouslyChrist this is a mess I m obviously wrong considering all the glowing praise and award winning going on here, but can t for the life of me understand what the fuss is about I mean, great concept but poor execution Way too many of the chapters felt off or forced, I didn t invest i...


  6. says:

    a brilliant read that explores power and gender dynamics in a fascinating and thrilling way i do think this book favors the ideas and the writing over the story arc some parts weren t quite as cohesive as i would ve liked but i did still thoroughly enjoy this it was so captivating and frustrating and horrifying and familiar all at once i will definitely be thinking about this book for a long while, and i think it would be an excellent choice to read with a friend bookclub because there are a brilliant read that explores power and gender dynamics in a fascinating and thrilling way i do think this book favors the ideas and the writing over the story arc some parts weren t quite as cohesive as i would ve liked but i did still thoroughly enjoy this it was so captivating and frustrating and horrifying and famili...


  7. says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Roxy is a tenacious girl with an influential family Tunde enjoys lounging poolside after his photo journalism class Margot is a politician with grand aspirations and a vulnerable teenage daughter Allie is a young woman whose religious foster parents are not what they seem Roxy, Tunde, Margot, and Allie have relatively normal lives, until something extraordinary happens Teenage girls acquire supernatura Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Roxy is a tenacious girl with an influential family Tunde enjoys lounging poolside after his photo journalism class Margot is a politician with grand aspirations ...


  8. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE Sometimes it s good to go to war, just to know you can.i d enjoyed this author s kinda sorta The Secret History book, The Lessons, some years ago, and when i saw the cover and description for this one, i was very WANT for it so, first things first millions of thanks to lena for so generously sending me a copy, because it isn t out in the u.s until OCTOBER sheesh.this is nothing at all like The Lessons, leaving realism behind for a feminist SF what if scenario in which girls NOW AVAILABLE Sometimes it s good to go to war, just to know you can.i d enjoyed this author s kinda sorta The Secret History book, The Lessons, some years ago, and when i saw the cover and description for this one, i was very WANT for it so, first things first millions of thanks to lena for so generously sending me a copy, because it isn t out in the u.s until OCTOBER sheesh.this is nothing at all like The Lessons, leaving realism behind for a feminist SF what if scenario in which girls the whole world round begin to...


  9. says:

    Writing like this catches my attention There is a feeling in his hand as if some insect has stung him He looks down to swat it away, and the only thing on his hand is her warm palm The sensation grows, steadily and swiftly At first it is pinprick s in his hand and forearm, then the swarm buzzing prickles, then it is pain He is breathing too quickly to be able to make a sound He cannot move his left arm His heart is loud in his ears His chest is tight She is still giggling, s Writing like this catches my attention There is a feeling in his hand as if some insect has stung him He looks down to swat it away, and the only thing on his hand is her warm palm The sensation grows, steadily and swiftly At first it is pinprick s in his hand and forearm, then the swarm buzzing prickles, then it is pain ...


  10. says:

    DNF 50%I actually think this book is FANTASTIC It s extremely sophisticated, well written, and though provoking The issue is I m just really not engaged with it at the moment and feel there s no point in me continuing right now when I can ba...


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