Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Power

The PowerThe Power by Naomi Alderman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

I remember when I was in university and how we said that if the world were ruled by women, it'd be a much kinder, gentler place.

The Power demonstrates that old adage about how "absolute power corrupts absolutely". The books is immensely readable, but I wanted more of a transformation in the society that was created. Or some sort of realization in the epilogue that is more than just a sly wink (albeit entertaining) between the author and reader.

The book has got a lot of buzz, and provides a good amount of fodder for discussion. A warning for some readers: There are depictions of violence, and two rape scenes.

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