The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A good book but somewhat lacking in urgency. Set in a dystopian alternate North America, the US as we know it has been subsumed by a new fundamental religious country called Gilead. Due to a declining birth rate, any women who had a child out of a traditional first marriage are designated as handmaidens and …

The Power by Naomi Alderman

A very interesting book. The basic premise is that women suddenly begin to manifest a type of electricity through their body that they can then discharge as they wish. This has profound impact on society as women become the ‘stronger’ sex. Roles are reversed, there are revolutions, men first demonstrations etc. It is also strangely …

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