Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize... show more
Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; and her most recent, Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
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The Tempest is one of my favorite works by Billy Shakes. For that reason, I thought I'd love this. This is my first Atwood book and I doth believe she's not for me. I wouldn't have bothered to review this, but it's a review copy, so here you go. A one-star DNF review. Sad panda.
I read this book in the long ago and far away. I was in college and had it as an assigned book. I enjoyed it at the time. We discussed the possibilities of it happening. I know that I will be rereading the book again, as I didn't sell my Literature books back at the end of a year and I still have th...
Wyndham. What a visionary. And this is a wonderful story, in part mystery, in part psychological thriller, in part family story, in part sci-fi, and in all ways, utterly hopeful, well, almost utterly. And did I mention timely? Given the threat we pose to the planet, this book remains pertinent.
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood *4.5 STARS* So, um, yeah, that just happened. I finished reading this book and I was floored. I had to go to fluffy, light reading for a few days just to help process this. The book was great, it was, but it was eerie that a book written in 1986 can be s...
Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some. - Chapter 32 This is the story of Offred (of Fred). She is a handmaid in a society that has difficulty reproducing effectively. Fertile women are "given to" powerful men, in order to bear them children. This is a ...