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Review of The Power by Naomi Alderman

ICYMI: In Naomi Alderman's novel The Power, teenage girls develop unimaginable powers, including the ability to inflict harm. This resets the power structure of the world and has fascinating repercussions for the previously persecuted and helpless.

It follows that there are two ways for the nature and use of human power to change. One is that an order might issue from the palace, a command unto the people saying “It is thus.” But the other, the more certain, the more inevitable, is that those thousand thousand points of light should each send a new message. When the people change, the palace cannot hold.

In The Power, Naomi Alderman offers a dark and fascinating look at a world where the traditional male-female and old-young power structures are turned on their heads.

The Power explores the destructive nature of the greed for control and influence--especially damaging when coupled with the certainty that your opinion is infallible and correct.

I found this book fascinating.

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I included The Power in the Greedy Reading List Six Fascinating Dystopian and Postapocalyptic Novels. You can find more books like this on the Greedy Reading List Six More Fantastic Dystopian and Postapocalyptic Novels.

Naomi Alderman is also the author of The Future.

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