Handmaid's Tale, The

Margaret Atwood
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.


Reviewed: 2019-11-12

Read due to the popularity of the TV show

Dystopia centered around women's place in society that is reduced to procreation.

Interesting but I ended up being disappointed. Once the premise of the world is set, the consequences are not very surprising and while told nicely, it lacks something.

I don't think I'll buy volume II

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