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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She... show more
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385490818 (038549081X)
ASIN: 038549081X
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
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Purple People Readers
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4.0 Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Honestly, from my friends’ descriptions of the book I was expecting something completely different. I was expecting the world Offred lives in to be openly violent and brutal rather than one filled with subtle brutality, psychological warfare, and religious...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.5 Review: The Handmaid's Tale
This was my first experience reading anything by Atwood and, as I often do, I went into the story without knowing anything about it.  It was really interesting and engrossing.  It had some quirks, but mostly those quirks gave the story character and made it more interesting rather than being annoyin...
Ramirez Reads
Ramirez Reads rated it
4.0 The Handmaid's Tale
Interesting book, but I wish there was a more conclusive ending. I felt like I needed to know what had happened to this character.
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
5.0 "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale is the reason they tell you not to judge a book by its cover. Nothing, not the cover art, not the blurb, not the recommendations of friends, set me up for what the story I read, even though all were in some way or another accurate. This story is one all its own, so I decided to l...
Fiction Fantastic
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5.0 The Handmaid's Tale
This book made me soooo mad! I actually had to distance myself a couple of times just to get through it, because I was starting to smoke from my ears... I definitely wouldn't have made it in this society...The setting is a totalitarian distopian world, where woman are basically cattle, but worth les...
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