The Blind Assassin
True to the canon of her work, this Atwood novel immerses us in the crucial questions we face and attempt to answer in our lives. What and where is God if he exists? How do we love? What is the meaning of sensuality? These mysteries do not impede the narrative. A master story teller, Atwood moves... show more
True to the canon of her work, this Atwood novel immerses us in the crucial questions we face and attempt to answer in our lives. What and where is God if he exists? How do we love? What is the meaning of sensuality? These mysteries do not impede the narrative. A master story teller, Atwood moves us through the novel and it's's compelling action, through the new frontier of its character&s lives with her silver-coated yet penetrating prose.
Publish date: September 5th 2000
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 521
Edition language: English
I really wanted to do some Atwood, and while much of what she writes is regular literary fiction, some of it does fit within SF/F, or general Speculative Fiction. I made a deliberate choice not to do The Handmaid's Tale (instead choosing The Core of the Sun), and I didn't really feel like re-readin...
...maybe you'll climb out of it at some point but the smart ones drive off the bridge right at the beginning. Oh, wow. That turned out more meta than I intended. Anyhoo. The first chapter is called The Bridge, it's only two pages long and it's the only good chapter in this book of 521 pages. The...
"They ache like history: things long done with, that still reverberate as pain. When the ache is bad enough it keeps me from sleeping. Every night I yearn for sleep, I strive for it; yet it flutters on ahead of me like a sooty curtain." The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize in 2000, but please d...
"The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your righ...
I don't read a lot of lit fic, I'm just not wired for it I suppose. Margaret Atwood is a rare exception though, because she often wanders into my sci-fi neighborhood and generally does a splendid job of it so I wanted to check out her lit fic which I imagine is like a day job for her. I chose The Bl...
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