I loved everything about this book. I love all the ways it talks about our fucked up gender roles in ways that are both subtle and very not subtle. I also loved how it treated the nature of Power and what it does to people.
Sometimes the best way to highlight something in society is to reframe it in a way that radically shifts the perspective. In this book, women gain electrical abilities, able to taze with a touch and a thought. Abused women stop putting up with it. Women who have to smile and nod and step to the side, no longer have to. The risks women consider going to a car in the dark? Now it's men with the risk. Well written and thought provoking.
This was a captivating read of speculative fiction. The premise is - if women all of sudden had incredible power, how would this change the world? It is a thriller with touches of sci-fi. I don‘t want to share much more to not spoil anything. I highly recommend this! 5⭐️
#AwesomeAugust book 4!
You may already know this, but my husband and I got married in a small secondhand bookstore four years ago. Our tradition (hindered only by 2020) is to go book shopping there every year on our anniversary. This stack mostly represents my used book haul from our special place, although we did make the impulsive decision to go to Barnes and Noble, as well, where we treated ourselves to one brand new book each and I chose String Follow for myself.
It's more than So-so but not a Pick..
I loved the premises of the story and how it started, but at the end it was a bit too chaotic for me and some things felt rushed.
And, apparently, a tv series is on its way on Prime Video 🤓
Wow this book was fantastic and I can see why Margaret Atwood stated “Electrifying” @michellelav I can‘t wait for you to read. Maree wants to read it after so we will have to keep for her. Can‘t wait to discuss l stayed home p past my bedtime to finish.
I‘m reading too many book at once right now🙈 they are all good but for some reason don‘t really grab my attention right now. I hope I‘ll finish them soon though as I‘ve ordered new books yesterday which should arrive on friday😇 (not to mention my never ending MTBR, but that‘s a different story)
This book delves into questions of human nature and power, weaving together several characters' stories with other, short interludes, creating a tapestry depicting both the best and worst of humanity through the lens of one big "what if" question. It is masterful and thought provoking, while still being absolutely captivating.
Wow. I picked this book at random for something a little different to read, and I am just loving it so far.
The way it explores the characters and their motivations has been great, and the questions it makes the reader ask, the tension it builds, has had me entranced since I picked it up.
I couldn‘t get into this one. I gave it until roughly 30% on the audiobook, but it just didn‘t grab me. Oh well! I‘m trying to get better about bailing when I don‘t like something, especially if it‘s a buzzy or acclaimed book, so in an odd way I‘m proud of myself!
Its been hard to review this one. I was excited to read it but really went in not knowing too much about it. This book asks the question, would a world be more peaceful, safer and kinder if women had the power? Because one day in this story women suddenly get THE POWER, an ability to harm, torture or kill all at their fingertips. We follow several characters and how they navigate this new world. ⬇️
I found this enthralling and will stay with me I think. When an evolutionary development in women makes them more powerful than men there is a reversal of appalling behaviours. I was emotionally pulled all over the place throughout the plot.
Ooh er.....my first 'doing things' challenge! I have been a Litten for several years. I have joined sending book parcels a few times, as funds allowed, done quite a lot of photo challenges, an occasional poetry challenge but this is my first, what shall I call it? - active challenge. But I think I need it. My life as a retired Litten drifts too much. I'm going in.
????? Wow! POWERful book!
What will happen to the world if a woman becomes physically stronger than a man? Will the world become kinder or more bloodthirsty? An intriguing plot?
In General, I got a lot of pleasure from reading the book! This is a good and high-quality dystopia. Now I must urgently read "The Handmaid's Tale"!
Electrifying indeed! How would the world look like if women held more physical strength than men and ruled it? Would power in the hands of women manifest itself differently? Would an apocalypse be necessary or sufficient to erase millenia of sexism into one or the other direction?
I read more on Sunday than I did on Saturday: 5 hours 10 minutes. I didn‘t make it to 24 hours but I did:
📚 finish 2 books I started before Saturday
👑 started A Game of Thrones for the #monthlykeywordgxo challenge
📺 decreased my screen time
👋 made some new Litsy connections
🏡 stayed home
I‘ll count it as a win!
How did your #stayhome24in48 challenge go?
Well I did stay home, but my dh and I decided to have a Below Deck Mediterranean binge instead of a reading binge. We still had a great day & what I did manage to read was exciting. Caprica tried to stay up and help me read but she‘s exhausted from a week of entertaining me.
How is your #StayHome24in48 going?
My Book Club selected The Power for our March read. Shockingly (😉), I wasn‘t drawn to this plot when I saw it as a BOTM selection, but I tried to keep an open mind. I couldn‘t really get into it and found myself confused at the end. So...I took a breather, then re-read the letters between Neil & Naomi that bookend the novel within the novel and chatted with a non-book club friend. All of this helped, but I still can‘t say that I was a big fan.
The premise of the book sounded really interesting but I wasn‘t the biggest fan. It took a while to get through this book because I couldn‘t connect with the characters and I didn‘t like the religious aspect. It did get a bit better halfway through but not enough for me to really enjoy it.
Question: For those of you that have read this, does it get better? Currently on page 109 and I keep forcing myself to continue. I‘m not connecting with the characters and am not a fan of the religious parts.
It‘s just an awesome book.
Those who hold power abuse it. They must. So we have to take it and start over. There‘s no other option.
And then, if the transfer is done successfully, things will eventually tip back over and the process repeats again. Violently.
That‘s what I got from this, anyway.
Hey! First time posting here. I‘ve been wanting to get back in the reading game for a while now, and what better way to start than some feminist lit? I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this book, so I‘m pretty excited to read it! Will update as I go.
Power is written like a cross between a science/history report and a drama. The concept is brilliant. The story is definitely thought provoking. However, I constantly felt like I was just powering through to see how it ends. It wasn't so terrible I wanted to give up. Just good enough so I kept going. Towards the end I used an audio version.
It isn't a book in my list of recommendations to people but I would say give it a shot if they asked.