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The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
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A story about this — 7 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

My review is on my blog.

A story about this — 7 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

I really like Atwood’s style of writing; the way she makes a book so interesting and detailed while relatively few things actually happen. That makes it sound boring, but it really isn’t.

A story about this — 7 years ago

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If you like utopia/dystopia books read it. It wasn’t incredible, but it was interesting. I feel incomplete though. The book didn’t wrap us as much as I’d of liked. Also, the epilogue was abrupt and confusing. Atwood did not transition into it at all. It completely rearranged the text. I wish there was more, simply because I found myself attached to the main character and her loved ones. Atwood comes up with some pretty intriguing ideas. Silly, crazy christian folk.

Why I recommend this — 7 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

This book gets more and more relevant as the government (and the Right’s) position on women gets more and more clear-cut and even accepted.

I first read this when i was too young to read it, so it seemed fairly surreal in a “something i don’t understand is happening” kind of way. The next time i read it, women’s rights were under attack and it seemed surreal in an entirely different, “this can’t be really happening, not now” kind of way.

A story about this — 8 years ago

As a self described fan of Can Lit, I can’t believe that this is my first venture into an Atwood novel. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I intend to read more.

Why I recommend this — 8 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

What can I say? I love this book! Socially scary, smart and worth owning.

I have read this book more times then I can count, every time finding another bit the blows my mind.

A story about this — 8 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

had to read this for year 12 english literature. it was worth reading in the context of using it as a tool to study dysopian societies, the role of women, fundamentalism, etc, but i wouldn’t have read it normally.

A story about this — 8 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

Absolutely exquisite, shattering prose. The only reason I didn’t give this a full five stars was because I didn’t like the epilogue — it was such a shift in tone from the rest of the book, and gave a sense of closure that I really didn’t want.

Wow! — 8 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

My goodness what a book! [info]calum had read this and passed it onto me. Now he normally passes books onto me, I stroke them but never read them. This for some reason I gave it a try. I am so very glad that I did. Why did someone not tell me about this book before??

It sparked some wonderful discussions about could what was written ever happen? We dwelled on the fundamentalist Christians in the US. I strongly said no, and then paused scarily…..it could be.

Now I don’t know what the hell I can follow it with?

I have the second Harry Potter Book (Yes I am only reading them now, after fighting off being in the in-crowd), but Harry after that??

A story about this — 8 years ago

Probably one of the best, most moving, novels I’ve read. Will definately re-read (and come back and write more comments on this)

R B

A review of this — 8 years ago

NOT WORTH CONSUMING

Too unsubtly polemical to be a real success. On the whole I found it rather boring.

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A story about this — 8 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

This was my first Margaret Atwood. When I was picking out books with my credit at the used bookstore, I made a conscious decision to try to pick up mostly Canadian authors. This is one of those books.

I enjoyed the book, but not tremendously. The writing is pretty clean, but jumped around a little more than I would’ve liked. While the prose didn’t thrill me overall, Atwood’s pretty good at the visual imagery, and there were a few sentences that really caught my eye, so much so that I had to read them aloud, such as:

“The sitting room is subdued, symmetrical; it’s one of the shapes money takes when it freezes.”

While not frequent, these gems caused me to enjoy the book more than I would’ve otherwise.

Ultimately, though, this is not a book I’m likely to return to, mostly because I just didn’t like any of the main characters. I’m not yet turned off Atwood, though.

A story about this — 9 years ago

Excellent! I plan to reread soon.

A story about this — 9 years ago

More relevant than ever with all the wacko fundies making political moves. Eek.

A story about this — 10 years ago

Left me unimpressed. Raises some excellent points, as do most dystopian novels, but Atwood gets too bogged down in silly word plays and semantic games. The chapter devoted to Moira’s explanation feels like a writer getting bored with her own work, hurrying it to a close.

A story about this — 10 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

This book is practically required reading when you move to Canada. It’s actually really good and it’s weird that I haven’t already read it. Very engaging.

note: i really need to just finish this so i can give it back to lucy! i hate stalling when i’m an hour away from finishing something.. guh


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