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The Handmaid's Tale - Community Reviews back

by Margaret Atwood
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 2 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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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“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 ...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 2 years ago
I read this book in the long ago and far away. I was in college and had it as an assigned book. I enjoyed it at the time. We discussed the possibilities of it happening. I know that I will be rereading the book again, as I didn't sell my Literature books back at the end of a year and I still have th...
Sassafrass rated it 2 years ago
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood *4.5 STARS* So, um, yeah, that just happened. I finished reading this book and I was floored. I had to go to fluffy, light reading for a few days just to help process this. The book was great, it was, but it was eerie that a book written in 1986 can be s...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some. - Chapter 32 This is the story of Offred (of Fred). She is a handmaid in a society that has difficulty reproducing effectively. Fertile women are "given to" powerful men, in order to bear them children. This is a ...
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