The Power by Naomi Alderman
What’s it about?
Imagine a world in the future where women develop a power that makes it possible to physically dominate men. How would society change? Naomi Alderman cleverly asks this question in her new novel.
What did I think?
This novel is based on a really interesting question- how much does physical power really affect the relationship between sexes? What if women were the ones with the physical dominance? What would it change?
Should you read it?
This was an interesting premise and made for a pretty good book. I would recommend this selection for book clubs. Lots of interesting assumptions are made in this story that would generate good discussions.
“There is a part in each of us which holds fast to the old truth: either you are the hunter or you are the prey. Learn which you are. Act accordingly. Your life depends on it.”
If you like this try-
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!