The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Format: Digital – Kindle

Publisher: Vintage Digital

Genres: Dystopian,Classic Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Synopsis/Blurb (from Goodreads):

“Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…”

My Review:

I enjoyed reading this book, however I found it a bit difficult to get into at the beginning. It was the style of writing that has been used that I found the most difficult.

Although I enjoyed the book, there was something was missing, but I can’t quite say what was missing.  I found the ending of the book is left unfinished, which left me with unanswered questions.

Not sure whether I would recommend to family and friends who haven’t read it already.

Date Reviewed: 14/06/2018

Review posted on:

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Amazon

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