AWP 2023 recap, News from the Library re: Heather Frese and Elissa Grossell Dickey, plus the gender problems in Naomi Alderman's THE POWER, and a booktail to go with it!
I really enjoyed your take on The Power. I read it about a year ago and, while I think it’s a very clever book, the memory of it makes me feel uncomfortable - which I guess is part of the point. It did feel a little heavy-handed to me at times. I hadn’t really considered the binary nature of gender within the book but you are absolutely right, it’s as if everything is reduced to the most simplistic view in order to get the point across. I haven’t considered watching the series yet. Maybe I will but I’m as yet undecided.
The cocktail sounds fabulous though and I will definitely be trying that in the near future.
I haven't read THE POWER yet, but was very interested in what you had to say about it!