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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)
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Series: Gilead (#1)
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Lora Hates Spam
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3.0 The Handmaids Tale
by Margaret Atwood My first impression of this book was that it reminded me of Anne Frank's diary, writing in journal form about an oppressive situation in which the person writing must survive. Considering it was first released in 1985, the present tense writing that continued caught me off guard...
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4.0 THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwater, narrated by Claire Danes
Finally, I've read this! I had high expectations for this book, and it didn't quite live up to them, but it came pretty close. At times, I was outraged and at other times, I was just sad. Mostly because I see the seeds of some of this book's attitudes in our day to day lives now. I will admit ...
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3.0 The Handmaids Tale
by Margaret Atwood My first impression of this book was that it reminded me of Anne Frank's diary, writing in journal form about an oppressive situation in which the person writing must survive. Considering it was first released in 1985, the present tense writing that continued caught me off guard...
Hol
Hol rated it
5.0 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I didn't have an opportunity to write a review for this when I finished it several weeks ago, so I'm going to write a *very* brief review. I read this for Dystopian Hellscape. It was the first dystopian I'd read for ages and I loved it. Yes, it had a cloying, claustrophobic atmosphere, but that's ex...
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Reading blackout before the end of the first bingo month and two more completed bingos in week 4 for a total of three bingos so far -- if anybody had told me this going in, I'd have questioned their sanity. Not least because I had a major project to complete this month, which I knew was going to in...
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