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Thursday, 8 December 2016
"The Power" by Naomi Alderman
Just finished "The Power" by Naomi Alderman published by P
enguin Random House
Am left dazzled with a dreamy smile pondering on what I'd try to achieve or control if electricity ran through my spine.
In this fantasy-supernatural story, Alderman has imagined the transition between a world ruled by men to a world ruled by women.
What would change & what would remain the same? Are the motivations to rule fundamentally gender-based or do all leaders share the same characteristic: madness? 😯
"The Power" is deliciously entertaining, and its double position as a fictional historical novel makes for an extra treat.
I enjoyed Alderman's descriptive narrative style, but my favourite novels are those that gently peel off the surface to reveal a depth both unknown yet familiar, and play with the language.
And that's exactly what I know I'll find in the novel I've been so looking forward to reading next ❤ "Transit" by Rachel Cusk published by
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