Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Format: e-book (Kindle edition)
Read: June 24-27
Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes

Summary: In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate 'Handmaids' under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the 'time before' and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning. (Pulled from Goodreads)

Review: A classic and among one of those books that had been challenged repeatedly for many reasons.  I enjoy reading banned books, and going WTF at some of the reasons that are given for their "challenges."

There are so many questions left unanswered by the end of the book that I wish there were more.  The cliff-hanger had me simply staring at the book for several moments going..."That's it?..There's nothing more?"

Oh well, another "banned/challenged" book tossed into my epic pile of books.  There will be others..oh, yes, there will be others.  This is just a basic review and I will eventually be adding more to it as time goes on I think.

This review will soon also be available on my blog: <a href="">Confessions of a Bibliophile</a>.

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