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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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Now a Hulu Original Series, premiering in AprilThe Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy... show more
Now a Hulu Original Series, premiering in AprilThe Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781328879943 (1328879941)
ASIN: 1328879941
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.0 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I've put this off long enough, I think. I've been procrastinating in writing this because I wasn't sure what to rate it or how far to go. I hadn't read this before, so I felt I ought to finish it even when I discovered how much I didn't like it. Now I've read some Atwood before, but I still expect...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.0 The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition
Since I'm practically the last person on the face of this earth to read this book I'm not even going to waste time doing an overview. I've been digesting this book for over two weeks now. I listened to the audio performance and I thought that might've had some effect on my feelings about this book s...
Karesens Bücherwelt
Karesens Bücherwelt rated it
5.0 Hurra diese Welt geht unter!
Dystopien über Dystopien diese letzten Monate; langsam sehe ich wirklich schwarz, was die Zukunftsaussichten für unsere Gesellschaft angeht. Hier haben wir den Entwurf eines, vor allem was die Rolle der Frau angeht, ins finsterste Mittelalter zurückgeworfenen Landes. In diesem wird jedwede Religion ...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
3.5 #20 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. It was a weird and disturbing read. I often felt anxious and not at ease while reading this book. I was not a fan of the writing style, it was just an endless stream of comments and stories and it is really not the kind of writing I like. I was sometimes confus...
Tami
Tami rated it
4.5 Horrible, but great.
This was part of my real life book club. And it was depressing. A very good book, a horrifying dystopia - especially in the current times. At least the epilogue gave some hope within this world.
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