I read Atwood’s book when it was originally published. Hearing that a sequel was now being written had caused me to re-read this suspenseful novel. I like the authors reimagining what life could be like so far in the future. It was believable and related well to current events.
I am so looking forward to the sequel as it is long overdue. More “historical” background would have been helpful in understanding the regime. There weren’t quite enough political and cultural details to rate this novel a five and yet; a compelling story!
I love the message, I don’t think it’s some sort of “feminist propaganda” (eyeroll) but I couldn’t get over the writing. The metaphors and similes seemed overdone, to the point where she’d be describing a staircase and by the end of the sentence I had to reread it to remember what she was talking about in the first place. I can get over a few examples of that, but it seemed like the entire book was one long sentence with too many commas and muddy comparisons. It reminded me of trying to fill a word count for a school assignment.
Eerily voyeuristic 1980’s sci-fi masterpiece that reflects incredible insight into our society today in 2018, especially the male chauvinistic, white supremacist political precipice from which we hang in terror, right now...
It's amazing that I even need to point this out. And now it's being pushed to an extreme extent in the series.
This is creating a war between men and women that is extremely dangerous. Third wave feminism is a cancer to society.
Pleas do not support these dangerous ideas with a purchase.
I enjoyed the story overall but I’m confused about the ending
After all the hype over the TV show, which I waited to watch until finishing the book, I was so expectant when I purchased this book. However, if turned out to be my most disappointing read of 2018. I muddled through, thinking the pace HAD to pick up and the storyline MUST move along eventually. Finally, it did start to get just a bit interesting...
and then it ended. Just like that. No resolution or feeling of, “Wow.
That was with my time to read.” It was just over, mid-climax build. I rarely advocate watching the show/film when the book is available, but this time I advise you to save your time. Those are monotonous hours I can’t get back. Most of the book’s action can be watched on Episode 1 of Season 1 of the series.
Read it after watching the Hulu series. Enjoyed it.
World History People?
Terrible book! I remember Slavery...
Have never gotten so absolutely captivated by a novel before! I did not choose to make any connections to feminism or our current political environment, which I believe is one of the reasons I was able to love the book for what it is. Couldn't recommend it more!
I wanted to love it, but I’m somewhere in between linking it and hating it. Not what I expected