31 October 2009
The Handmaid's Tale
I've heard so much about this one, and have been meaning to read it, so I finally got to it when a friend loaned it to me. I expected that I'd think it was interesting, but I didn't really expect that I'd like it a lot, since it seemed that a lot of people whose book opinions I value didn't really love it. But it turns out that I liked it, a lot. I think the timing had something to do with it, since I've recently done some other dystopian novels, and this one was a nice contrast to the others I've read this year. Atwood is a good writer too, which helps any novel (I fear for the last book in The Hunger Games series, and I honestly just got bored with Orwell). I'd love to discuss this book with a group sometime because there's a lot in there that's worth talking about.