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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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abookishbutterfly
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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.

Suet624 Happy anniversary! 💕 3mo
jlhammar Great tradition! Happy Anniversary! 3mo
wanderinglynn What a fabulous tradition! Happy anniversary! 🥂 3mo
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swishandflick Love that! 3mo
Emilymdxn What a gorgeous tradition! And happy anniversary 🥰 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence Loving that tradition! Great stack! 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence So my husband and I had our first date in a bookstore. We lived 4 hours apart so it‘s a store neither of us had been to that was located halfway… and it turned out to be a horrible bookstore! Every year we go back but usually see the same books from the previous visit and can never find anything we want to read. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Anniversary! 🥳 🥂 3mo
abookishbutterfly @LiteraryinLawrence A horrible bookstore? That‘s so sad! I hope one day they actually have some new and exciting books when you visit. Miracles can happen, right? 3mo
Nute Happy Anniversary!🥳 What a lovely way to celebrate your wedding date every year! 2mo
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La_Cori
Ragazze elettriche | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐1/2
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 🤓

Ruthiella I agree with your review. I liked the premise, but every thing happened a little too fast for it to seem plausible. 4mo
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Ahrabs
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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***** Really interesting read that asks the question, what would happen if women suddenly had power over men? Sometimes it bounced around a bit too much for me, but overall the book was a page turner

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Christyco125
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting read. It definitely helped knock out a few prompts:
#pantone2022 #CoralRose #Booked2022 about a non-patriarchal society #2022book2 #christyread

Cinfhen I remember really liking this book. Great choice 🙌🏻 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect fit for this prompt!! 5mo
tpixie Love you added Pantone! 5mo
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guidosophia
The Power | Naomi Alderman
Mehso-so

ok so it was good but also kinda just mehhhhh. definitely a social commentary but maybe trying too hard??? i really liked the last line tho

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Jemmygem
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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.

michellelav Sounds good! 😁 7mo
LeslieO I really liked this one! 7mo
CarolynM I liked this one a lot too. 7mo
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Jemmygem
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Well I am enjoying this book so far. Very interesting concept. I am also enjoying the characters see what they will do with this new found power.

DebbieGrillo Loved this one! 7mo
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Jemmygem
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On to my next read @michellelav lol you‘re going to know all your Christmas gifts at this rate lol.

michellelav I won't look them up 😉 7mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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A eye opening and interesting book. 3.75/5
Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021

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MeganLindell
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️• This could have been so much better and I really wanted it to be. Interesting concept but not well-written. Took me forever to read because I didn‘t care at all about any of the characters.

BarbaraBB So true 🙌 7mo
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ju.ca.no
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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)

DebbieGrillo I loved The Power. 7mo
SpeculativeFemale I really enjoyed The Power, too. 7mo
ju.ca.no @DebbieGrillo @speculateandhedge I‘m not very far in yet, but so far I‘m intrigued and think I‘ll enjoy it as well 🤗 7mo
MrsMalaprop Yes, The Power was 💪🏼🔥. 7mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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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.

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SpeculativeFemale
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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.

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Angitron
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Bailedbailed

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!

BarbaraBB You don‘t miss much. I finished it but was underwhelmed (edited) 13mo
Angitron @BarbaraBB Glad to know this! 13mo
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Tera66
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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. ⬇️

Tera66 It started out really strong with the character driven stories, but in the end it got more into politics of it all and it lost some of my interest. 3 stars. (I usually don't post TW, but this has some rape scenes) 14mo
FelinesAndFelonies I have The End of Men coming in the mail. This sounds like a similar premise. Stacked! 14mo
Reggie Yeah, I got bummed out by this book. Not because women got power but because I thought they would be better than us. Also, I really liked the mob story line. 14mo
Tera66 @FelinesAndFelonies I hadn't heard about that one, adding that to my TBR now.😊 14mo
Tera66 @Reggie Roxy was my favorite storyline too! Her story was the most fun and she was such a BOSS! 14mo
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ssoward
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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8/10 - The Power was gripping! I found the concept and execution to be unique, but would say that the characters lacked depth. However, the storyline is so enthralling that the lack of character development can be forgiven.

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mildadu
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Pickpick

interesting book but there were some cruel moments in it, still would recommend

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MayJasper
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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.

Reggie I thought there was a really nice mafia story in here. 1y
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MayJasper
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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.
#BFC21 @wanderinglynn

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MayJasper
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Perhaps I should choose something with a gentler tone next 😕

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Haha...that‘s my plan for 2021! 1y
Reggie Oof The Power gets rough. Good luck!! 1y
MayJasper You have got me worried now @Ginger Shall I DNF now? 1y
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Soytoosaucy
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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More books from Thriftbooks.com, I‘m addicted because they are so affordable I usually get all my books under $10 so I go a little crazy book shopping on that site. 🤣🤣 #ilovehandmedowns

rather_be_reading Yes! Thriftbooks is sooo dangerous! 2y
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IMASLOWREADER
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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what if one day women were the dominant sex??? what if??? #readinggoal #audiophile #readinglife

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Erofan
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????? 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"!

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IuliaC
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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?

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book. 👍 2y
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IuliaC
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"Gender is a shell game. What is a man? Whatever a woman isn't. What is a woman? Whatever a man is not. Tap on it and it's hollow. Look under the shells: it's not there."

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Erofan
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#ThePower is addictive from the first lines! It makes you think about the rights of men and women and their infringement! Very interesting! 💪⚡
#currentlyreading

charl08 Wow, great cover. 2y
IuliaC Really captivating! My current read as well 😊 2y
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kimovsky
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This book was unexpected. I did really enjoy the whole dystopian, women coming into their own and messages of dominance and control. Loved the ending.

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Emu
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

I liked the concept of the book, but I missed some depth. I didn‘t feel any real connection with the characters.

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Emu
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I am about 3/4 way through this, but I‘ve been struggling with the last 1/4 I‘ve read. I don‘t feel the characters. The concept seems to be overtaking the story rather than the story itself. It will be interesting to see whether the last 1/4 will change my perception.

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Kboltz
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What a book! Dystopian and scary but what makes it scary is the history of how women have been and are still being treated. Wow! I want to know if any man has read this book? I‘d love to hear those thoughts!😳. Don‘t want to ruin anything about this book. You need to read it.

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Kboltz
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Not sure if I should be reading this right now but it is good. Pandemonium comes in a lot of different ways!

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Emu
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Just starting this...

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PaperbackPirate
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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?

sudi 👏👏👏 2y
biblio_ginger Great job! 🥳🥳🥳 2y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @sudi ! 2y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @biblio_ginger ! It was fun! 2y
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PaperbackPirate
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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?
#dogsoflitsy

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JackOBotts
The Power | Naomi Alderman
Mehso-so

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.

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jbooks
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Pickpick

Mind-bending, gets you thinking, and leaves you wanting more. Cannot recommend it enough

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Yahui07
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

It was slow until two third. Not very into it.

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TheLibrarian
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

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.

#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Whoops! Good try! 2y
SilverButtonBooks I felt the same. I was also incredibly upset by the turn it took half way through when Women acclimated to the power. 2y
Sarz Oh, sorry you didn't like it. I'm reading The Stranger Diaries at the moment, and I adore it! 2y
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TheLibrarian @Sarz No worries! It got me to read a book that was on my shelf forever so I‘m happy. So glad you are liking The Stranger Diaries! 2y
Reggie Yeah, I was really shocked (lol, see what I did there) that the world doesn‘t run better with women at the helm. 2y
TheLibrarian @Reggie Love the pun and I completely agree! 2y
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TheLibrarian
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1. The Power (tagged) but I might DNF

2. B&N but there are 2 indies near me I like, Completely Booked and Riverstone Books

3. Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle and One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

#weekendreads

Reggie The Power was rough. 2y
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TheLibrarian
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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.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I didn't love it first time I read it, but liked it better the second time. I dunno if that helps. 2y
cariashley I loved it start to finish so afraid if you‘re not liking it now, you may never get into it. No shame in bailing! 2y
LeslieO I read it awhile ago but I remember that I really liked it. 2y
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KendallHershey I do remember the first half being really slow! I say stick with it, I ended up really liking it. 2y
BarbaraBB No it doesn‘t! 2y
BarbaraBB I hope you will end up enjoying it 🤞🏽 2y
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eshchory
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I visited Shakespeare & sons, a fabulous bookshop in Prague.
I considered getting a Kafka or something by Vaclav Havel but thought that might be a bit cliché so I chose The Power and this tote.

rather_be_reading awesome! 2y
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andioop
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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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.

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ari-reads-things
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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.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🤗 2y
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RogueMusings
Power | Naomi Alderman
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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.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 2y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 2y
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RogueMusings @Eggs Thank you! 2y
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charlotteamber
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What if women had all the power?

This book was loaned to me by a friend and I must admit, it's not one from the blurb that I would have chosen myself. However, from the outset the concept really gripped me and it was very different from my usual type of book.

I loved it.

At times I felt I wasn't quite following the story 100% but overall it was a fantastic read and such an intriguing idea - a book that really gets you thinking.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Lcsmcat
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Eggs Excellent choice👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Pedrocamacho
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The book is heavy-handed in many spots, but I loved how it‘s central thought experiment caused me to consider Alderman‘s thesis in depth.

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Arvena
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Bailedbailed

Disturbing and bizarre...

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Tineke
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Bookmail! Anyone read this book? I'm quite looking forward to this one. I find that the older I get, the more I'm aware of the inequality between men and women.
#bookcrossing #bookring #feminism

BarbaraBB I did and had high expectations but ended up being disappointed unfortunately. 3y
Bklover I enjoyed this one! 3y
Rissreads I loved this book! ❤ 3y
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