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The Testaments - Margaret Atwood
The Testaments
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More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially... show more
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. Product Information: ISBN: 9781784742324 Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Chatto & Windus Format: Hardback Pages: 419 Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 4cm
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781784742324 (1784742325)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Category:
Dystopia
Series: Gilead (#2)
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3.5 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The long sought-for sequel, set about 15 years later, to the brilliant "Handmaid's Tale"... ... and I'm not sure we actually needed it. Gilead has fallen - and how that came to be is told from 3 points of view: Aunt Lydia, Agnes/Hannah who grows up in Gilead and Daisy/Nicole who learns of her or...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Testaments - Margaret Atwood
At this point I have written two different reviews for this book and I just can't summon the energy to start over yet again. The Handmaid's Tale is amazing and horrifying, even as a reread after thirty years. The Testaments is also amazing and horrifying, but where the first was a cautionary tal...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Quick read that does not match the first, The Handmaid's Tale, in creativity and development.
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, author; Derek Jacobi, Mae Whitman, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tantoo Cardinal, and Margaret Atwood, narrators This sequel to The Handmaiden’s Tale fell short of my expectations. Of course, in the three and a half decades since t...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
5.0 The Testaments ★★★★★
Maybe because I had already been introduced to Gilead and its social/political structure in The Handmaid’s Tale, I did not find The Testaments as shocking. Instead, it confirmed what I already suspected, that a totalitarian regime built on religious fanaticism was established by nonbelievers and enf...
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0.0 Halloween Bingo 2019: The Fourth Week
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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