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The Handmaid's Tale - Community Reviews back

by Margaret Atwood
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Hol rated it 6 days ago
Aaaahhh. My e-book copy said I had another 14 pages, but it's historical notes!!! I can't believe it just ended like that. I think I need to read the The Testaments right away...
Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it 3 weeks ago
This was a reread - I first read this book around the time of publication, maybe 1987 or 1988. My daughter read it in high school, so I had it in my kindle library, and decided that I did need to revisit it before The Testaments is released later this month. This is not a book to love because it i...
Emily Reviews
Emily Reviews rated it 5 months ago
The Handmaid’s Tale is not a book I would call enjoyable. It was an interesting, thought-provoking read, and one I will probably re-read before the year is out, but I did not enjoy it. It’s a chilling read that made me very uncomfortable at times - when I realised Offred was not a weird sci-fi style...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 10 months ago
I’m pretty sure this book is supposed to make me feel a certain way, but I got nothin’. Maybe the relentless news cycle for the past several years has left me numb. Maybe I can’t look at this type of dystopian fiction objectively since seeing it described as white people being treated the same way w...
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
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...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 2 years ago
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 rated it 2 years ago
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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Category Is: Book Review Realness! rated it 2 years ago
“Don't let the bastards grind you down.” The future fucking sucks. That's one of the lines from the promotional posters from The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, and it's a good way to set the tone between the two works. While they both carry the same chilling version of a Dystopian (but still too ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
It took me awhile to work up the nerve to read this book. I was worried that it would be too heavy on my heart. I'm glad I finally took the time. What happens in it is scary, but it's a great book. The way the story is written with the character like she is actually telling the reader the story ...
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