The Power (2016, Viking)
4.3 stars

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5 star

Really wonderful science fiction about a world slipping into dystopia after women are suddenly in possession of the ability to shoot electricity from their fingertips. The book switches between characters at each chapter break, so we get a variety of perspectives on the situation. It all unfolds about like one might expect. Grim stuff, but an interesting thought experiment. Riveting, too.The weakest part for me was the framing device (set many years later), which I found to be a bit on the nose, especially in comparison to what Atwood was able to do with the historical notes to "The Handmaid's Tale (to which this book is often compared to) or Orwell was able to do with the appendix to 1984.Highly recommended, overall.