Ssing as the girls to see powerful Girls dressing as boys to shake off the meaning of power or to Leap on the unsuspecting wolf in sheep s clothing The Westbrook Baptist Church has seen influx of crazy new members who think the day of judgement is coming powerful disturbing corruption exhilarating funny at times Powerful disturbing corruption exhilarating funny at times provoking storytellingThe uestion lives in our minds If women WERE THE RULERS STRENGTH POWER FORCE SEXdominant sex in all oles of leadership power would women subject men to the same type of oppression and degradation that we have witnessed in history done to women WINNER of the Bailey s women s prize for fiction For a moment he thought of banging on the door of saying Please Help But the thought of the darkness that might be behind those lit windows kept him from asking The night was filled with monsters now Oh boy this is such a tough one to eview I finished The Power about a week ago and I still feel so conflicted about it all A world in which women suddenly get the ability to create electricity and can use it however they please It sounds so intriguing ight It was so promising but the way it was executed I eally don t knowDon t get me wrong this book was very enthralling and I always wanted to know what would happen next but I just didn t like how it all played out in the end I m sure by now you e asking yourself Why not Ginny What happened And I ll try to give you a proper answer Here s the short one The women in this book happened Not good enough Okay let me elaborate XD There are men trying to drag their women from the glass And there are women shrugging off their hands Not bothering to say a word Watching and watching Palms pressed against the glass He knows then that this thing is going to take the world and everything will be different and he *is so glad he shouts for joy whooping with the others among the *so glad he shouts for joy whooping with the others among the This was from Tunde s POV and truth be told he was the only character I liked in this book and could elate to Yes you ead ight he Tunde is a boy and at the beginning he s happy that women got this kind of power In fact he s one of
THEIR BIGGEST SUPPORTERS HE S TAKING biggest supporters He s taking he s trying to understand them and he s helping them as best as he can by keeping the world informed Tunde is a eporter and a damn good one at that He stayed neutral in a time everyone else took sides and even though his goodwill was tested uite often he never gave into the temptation of siding with one of the bigger parties Not even with UrbanDox who is a man and has ather extreme opinions about how women should be treated in future We need laws to protect men We need curfews on women We need the government to elease all the funding they need to esearch that cure We need men to stand up and be counted We are being uled by fags who worship women We need to cut them down It sounds violent doesn t it But looking at it in etrospective I almost find myself agreeing with UrbanDox though AND THAT is exactly the eason why The Power messed so much with my head Aside from Tunde there are four other female POVs and they are all in a position of power and don t even hesitate to take advantage of it They are corrupt they are brutal and they misuse their power in the worst way possible No matter whether it is Senator Margot Cleary Tatiana the president of Bessapara Roxanne Monk or Mother Eve Each and every one of them is on a eckless mission and there is no oom for compassion Much injustice has been done and it is the will of the Almighty that we gather together to put it ight The things that happen in this book shakes head I like to believe that we women are better than that That we wouldn t do the things those four women are doing That we would never do all those horrible things all the other women are doing in The Power I AM SHOOK And coming from me that actually means something I mean I can understand why the author chose to go down that oad and it certainly is something new and uite different It is indeed thought provoking but it definitely eflects badly on women all over the world There s ape there s torture men are kept as slaves there s every kind of atrocity you can imagine and it s horrifying to ead At first we did not speak our hurt because it was not manly Now we do not speak. Ing vital has changed causing their lives to converge with devastating effect Teenage girls now have immense physical power they can cause agonising pain and even death And with this small twist of nature the world changes utterlyThis extraordinary nove. ,
Summary The Power,
It because we are afraid and ashamed and alone without hope each of
us alone It is hard to know when the first became the second I just don talone It is hard to know when the first became the second I just don t to believe that women would misuse their power so much Especially because and it pains me to say this the women in this book are so much worse than the men ever were It s one thing to give women power and to let them use it it s an entirely different thing to let them lose their humanity though and this is exactly what happens in this book Take the worst of the worst take the most horrible things men ever did and then lift it to another level There are still countries in which women are oppressed and aped there are illegal slave trades and prostitution in your own country there are most certainly enough men that beat or hurt their women this that beat or hurt their women This everywhere around the world no matter whether it are third world countries or industrial nations It s horrible and wrong and we have to continue to do our best in order to fight this injustice and inhumanity BUT what happens in this book This senseless violence it s cruel Cruel and brutal and out of proportion out of control When did he get so jumpy And he knows when It wasn t this last thing that made it happen This fear has been building up in him The terror put its oots down into his chest years ago and every month and every hour has driven the tendrils a little deeper into the flesh No man is safe any longer They are oppressed everywhere even in America even in Europe If they voice their opinion they are fired if they try to say something they are shut up In the best case scenario they play the part of a nice pleasant face next to a woman in the worst case they are enslaved tortured and aped and have no ights any They are treated as things before they lose their value and end up dead IT IS HORRIBLE I REFUSE TO THINK THAT ALL WOMEN WOULD ACT LIKE THAT The sky which had seemed blue and bright clouds over grey to black There will be a ainstorm It has been coming the dust is parched the soil longs for soaking teeming dark water For the earth is filled with violence and every living thing has lost its wayAnd that is exactly the thing that bugged me eading this book The only women who show compassion for men are the ones that have no power to call their own and this distressed me immensely Because basically this book is saying Give women power and they ll abuse it in the worst possible way Which left a than just bad taste in my mouth And the ending Centuries and millennia of men in places of power yet it never ended that way shakes headI liked the idea I appreciate Naomi Alderman s approach and her book is indeed thought provoking I efuse to accept that every woman would act like that though I believe in democracy in justice freedom of speech euality and compassion and every single fibre of my being is struggling against the kind of world Alderman created We could do so much better than that We CAN do so much better than that I guess in the end Naomi Alderman got us exactly where she wants us to be Seriously Christ this is a mess I m obviously wrong considering all the glowing praise and award winning going on here but can t for the life of me understand what the fuss is about I mean great concept but poor execution Way too many of the chapters felt off or forced I didn t invest in any of the characters and the ending didn t edeem it in fact probably made it worseVery disappointed When a male friend found out I was eading a book in which all women simultaneously develop the power to electrocute people and subseuently seize control of society he esponded Tch if that were the other way around you d go mad NO SHIT SHERLOCK Damn ight the idea of a society in which one sex is systematically oppressed through the threat or use of physical and sexual violence infuriates me The concept of one sex being disproportionately aped killed and estricted sickens me But I don t need to go and buy a book about the situation being the other way around because THAT S THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN And yes I am mad Just as a stopped clock is correct twice a day he d managed to hit the nail on the head while also completely missing the pointThis is one of the best books I ve ead in a very long time and it came completely out of. L by Naomi Alderman a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes with breath taking daring our contemporary world. I think I m going to give up on literary awards Naomi Alderman s The Power found its way into my hands by winning 2017 s Bailey s Prize The plot sounded so intriguing Young girls around the world began developing the power or essentially being able to shoot lightning from their palms This discovery leads to a great event known as The Cataclysm after which women become the dominant sex in society It s fairly classic speculative fiction territory However what may have done uite well as a classic half hour Twilight Zone episode is here stretched out into a 339 page novelA Writing like this catches my attention There is a feeling in his hand like this catches my attention There is a feeling in his hand if some insect has stung him He looks down to swat it away and the only thing on his hand is her warm palm The sensation grows steadily and swiftly At first it is pinprick s in his hand and forearm then the swarm buzzing prickles then it is pain He is breathing too uickly to be able to make a sound He cannot move his left arm His heart is loud in his ears His chest is tight She is still giggling soft and low She leans forward and pulls him closer to her She looks into his eyes her irises are lined with lights of brown and gold and her lower lip is moist He is afraid He is excited He ealizes he could not stop her whatever she wanted to do now The thought is terrifying The thought is electrifyingHe is achingly hard now and doesn t know when that happen He cannot feel anything at all in his left arm She leans in bubblegum breath and kisses him softly on the lips Then she peels away uns to the pool and dives in one smooth practiced movement He waits for the feeling to come back to his arm She does her laps in silence not calling to him for splashing water at him He feels excited He feels ashamed He wants to talk to her but he is afraid Maybe he imagined it all Maybe she will call hima bad name if he asks her what happened Did the above excerpt catch your attention too Oh I thought this book was creativeI eally knew next to nothing when I purchased the hardcopy about a month ago It was simply time for me to make my monthly contribution purchase at Hicklbeess my favorite local indi bookstore It was a gut looked good flap sounded good purchase The Power is powerfulwith a terrific beginning and ending I loved how this novel was sealed like perfect bookends from start to finish I hope nobody has spoiled the framing of this novel I found it to be a cool discovery This is a very timely novelas the wake of the Weinstein allegations claims of sexual abuse and harassment have spread like wildfires Oh and I kept thinking This would make one hell of a great TV seriesA new force of power is showing up around the world Teenage girls and women have developed an immense physical power with the flick of their fingers They can cause agonizing pain and even death Allie mixed ace had been sexually abused by her foster dadso she kills him before escaping to a convent Her healing powers started to show up when a sick girl by the name Luanne arrived at the convent Allie s powers are strong not all girls have the same levels of powers Allie had private wishes that the nuns would adopt her forever love her like the family she never hadbut she knew that would never happen A strong survival force takes over
EVEN CHANGING HER NAME TO MOTHER EVE SHE BECOMESchanging her name to Mother Eve She becomes oll model leader for other girls creating a feminist group Instead of Male leaders in the Bible there are now only Female leaders Tunde is a wealthy Nigerian guy he lounges around the family pool He s a foster kid who is eligious parents hide their true nature He starts on online business called Days of The Girls tracking the different stories of the moment ising around the world with females taking over all positions of power Margot is and American politician a girl from London Her daughter Jocelyn began developing the fierce powers at only 6 years of age Roxy comes from a London crime family she came into her power witnessing her mother being attacked They have nasty names for girls Who can t or won t defend themselves Blanket and flat battery are the least offensive ones Gimp Flick Nesh and Pzit are nastier There are strange movements ising now not only cross the world but ight here in the USA You can see it on the Internet Boys dre. In The Power the world is a ecognisable place there's a ich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose eligious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family But someth. .