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The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last
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Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for suburban paradise is give up... show more
Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month – swapping their home for a prison cell. At firs
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385540353 (0385540353)
ASIN: 385540353
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
4.0 The Heart Goes Last
This book is over the top and funny while commenting on the risks of our commercialism and the economic risks we are at. It’s over the top with some things, and if you start this looking for something like The Handmaid’s Tale you are going to be disappointed. I enjoyed the humor and the characters i...
SilverMaris
SilverMaris rated it
2.0 Margaret Atwood: The Heart Goes Last
I read this over Christmas, so only about a month ago, but it turns out I'd already forgotten half the plot. After briefly refreshing my memory, here's what I've got. It's the near future and most major industries have collapsed due to an unspecified economic breakdown. Stan and Charmaine are livi...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it
4.0 The Heart Goes Last (Positron 0.5) by Margaret Atwood
Things have gone absolutely to hell. Banks are collapsing, there's little food security, homes are being foreclosed on and unemployment has skyrocketed. Stan has always been steady, especially in comparison to his career criminal brother Conner. He has a job, a reliable wife and house which repairs ...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 37/100: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #48: A DystopiaDon't be discouraged by the fact that this book took me five months to read -- I was reading it on my Kindle, which is pretty much the "slow lane" to my book traffic. (I usually only read it in waiting rooms.) The writing style is accessible and ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.0 The Heart Goes Last
DNF @ 23%. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Can't find anything to keep me reading this exercise in the bizarre. This must be a joke, surely! I just don't get it. Any of it.
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