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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood completely terrified me.  It is an exploration of a possible reality that is so well written that I couldn’t read too much of it at once because it was too upsetting. 420 more words


#44 – Book Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

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Book Review The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood

This is a good book but not a great book. Most people seem to think it is a great book.

There is no doubt that the prose is perfect: sharp and smooth as gun metal, not showy, not over written. 422 more words

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Here's Lookin' at you, Kid

I recently read a really good article by Margaret Atwood (I can’t find a link to it online, which is a shame) about the importance of dressing your fictional characters, and getting it… 988 more words



If you’ve read any of my earlier reviews, you will know Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, is one of my all time favourite novels and as I have just reread it for about the fourth time, I figured it was as good a time as any to review it. 279 more words


3 Eye-Opening Dystopian Novels That Will Eradicate Your Faith In Humanity

Have you ever read a book that, even after days of completing it, still haunted you’re every waking second? There are billions of books on this planet, but what makes a book stand out among others? 480 more words


"I tell, therefore you are."

Published: 5 July 1996 (originally published in 1986 by Jonathan Cape)
Publisher: Vintage

Dystopian novels are my favourite manifestos for the “What ifs?” of modern society, or should I say, Western society? 1,053 more words

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