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Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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

[Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley for review purposes.]

What would happen if suddenly women held all the power? We find out one possibility in The Power by Naomi Alderman. The book itself takes the form of a novel written by a man, 5000 years after The Cataclysm, which took place presumably in current times. The author is writing a novelization of what happened the day young women came into their electrical power, and the aftermath of how that changed and shaped the world.

At the time I read this, a whole bunch of men, celebrities and political commentators and movie producers and politicians, have been accused of rape and sexual harassment. Several have already lost their jobs. Hopefully the rest will follow. Women are starting to reclaim some of their power. And that has been in the back of my mind the whole time I was reading The Power. Alderman has managed to put out a culturally relevant piece of …

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