A Book a Week – The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale was also a book club pick and a great excuse to finally read some Margaret Atwood. This book was well written and must be right there with some of the original masters of dystopian literature.

but it was so depressing.

So, so freakily depressing.

So much so that I felt disturbed for some time after I finished the novel. I am not sure I can recommend it knowing how much it disturbed me. But, of course, she’s a classic and so is this book. So there we are.

And I am glad I finally did manage to read it.

2 comments to A Book a Week – The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Jen

    Think I’ll live vicariously through your review and won’t read this one 🙂

  • Cheryl

    As my degree is in Canadian Studies, I was forced to read Atwood. I swore I would never, ever read her again. Her writing is far too dark, far too pessimistic and far too any other negative word you can think of! Ugh and a half.

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