The Powerbook, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality.

The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else.

You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.


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The PowerBook offers more of what Jeanette Winterson's fans have come to expect - interesting ruminations on the nature of love and sex in her elegant, economical style. Written at the turn of the century, the novel's central conceit - linking each chapter to a different computer function - now seems naive and dated. Not for the first time, Winterson rescues her book from mediocrity via the sheer beauty of her words.
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The language in The Powerbook is simply fantastic - Winterson is a masterful author, and she really pulls out all the stops with this one.