I read this book a while ago now but I found is such a powerful (ha) read I just had to share it with you all!
I first found out about this ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman through Glamour UK’s book recommendation page. Glamour is one of the only “fashion” magazines I will read because it actually celebrates women for their successes as well as their visual appeal.
Moving on, this book is so bloody good and it really messes with your perception of our world whilst it details an alternative future.
The book focuses on the idea of women one day finding out that they can produce electrical currents great enough to cause agonising pain or even death. It follows the paths of Allie, Roxy, Margot and Tunde as this revelation comes to the forefront of public knowledge all whilst counting down to a big even set to change the fate of the world forever.
The book takes everyday injustices that happen to women, deemed as the weaker sex in our world, and gradually flips them around on men, almost without you even noticing until one shocking moment featuring Tunde.
The novel covers social issues, politics, crime, war and religion in such a clever way. Anyone wanting to explore our own world through a different gaze should definitely pick this book up.
Absolute genius in every aspect, even down to Alderman’s own role in the book.
So clever, so subtle, this book will change your view on the world and open your eyes to the very nature of humanity. I’m very excited to read more from this author.
Have you read The Power? What did you think? Do you have any book recommendations for me? Let me know!