Monday, 10 July 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (book review)

This book review is of a book that was in Our Shared Shelf at goodreads.

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About the book
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 days 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….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

My thoughts
a good, interesting and challenging read. The theme of the book was interesting and I like how it challenge the view or women and how we maybe should take things for granted.The characters in this book are portrayed in a way I find most interesting. Both when it comes to the men and women and their roll in the new society and how women normally are the once who is the guardians and oppressors of other women. 

When you think about how it is to be a woman and the challenges today and how it was and how it will be in the future, this book helps to highlight it and put things into perspective. Also there where a few times I had to put the book down and say WOW, because it is so much in this book we can see in todays society. 

This is a really good and interesting read that I highly can recommend to everyone. I couldnt put the book down. It is not a heavy read per say but it makes you think and feel and you are thinking about what you read a long time after you finished reading the book.

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