I‘ve read the book years ago, watched the series, and was curious how well a graphic novel could capture the story- I must say it captured the essence remarkably well. Always upsetting to even think of this ever happening. I have to say that Margaret Atwood is a genius and am looking forward to the next book.
Oh! I bought it! Since I work at a library I do not often buy new books. I just really had to have this one. The novel is one of my all time favorites. I love the novel so much I haven‘t watched the show yet. Are there any books you love so much that you would be reluctant to see a film/tv adaptation of?
Engrossing. I haven't read the novel nor watched the show, but I wanted to be able to participate in conversations all my friends are having about the Handmaids. The illustrations are gorgeous and powerful, as is the story itself, whose politics are uncomfortably all-too-close to reality these days.
Reading Handmaid‘s Tale for the first time (no, I haven‘t seen the hulu series). Not surprising, but it wasn‘t easy to find library copy! I‘m honestly having trouble getting into it though, but that seems to be my problem with everything I read lately. 😕 Is the beginning slow?
It‘s happening. Given the current political climate, I‘m sure this is going to make me rage & perhaps cry on the subway but it needs to happen. Thank you again to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for this copy! 💪🏻
I am ashamed to be from Missouri right now. Besides a strict abortion ban, our lawmakers think most rape is consensual. 🤬 I know this is a touchy subject and I try to be fairly quiet about it but I feel that we are living in a dangerous time. Will post a link in the comments.
A disturbing and terrifying book by Margaret Atwood. The writing style, for me, was very beautiful, though I think some people may not like the lyrical and experimental prose. The plot itself is okay. I felt that it dragged on during certain parts and could have been shortened in those areas. Also, it takes a while for things to start happening. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. 4 out of 5.
Another news day, another scary step backward. 😔
(Art by Zoë van Dijk, https://www.zoevandijk.com/BLESSED-BE)
I have read all the above except for The Handmiad's Tale (I didn't make the meme, so please forgive the typo.), which is on my TBR short list for this summer. Still did not see all this shit coming. (If I had made the graphic, I would have also included Parable of the Sower.) Meme taken from a different friend on FB.
I am enraged at what is happening in our country right now. Pro-birth isn't the same as pro-life. We have 400,000 kids in our foster care system already. Do we really think banning abortions won't add to that number? Is making an 11 year old CHILD rape victim give birth morally acceptable? Is her life less valuable than the cells in her uterus? WTF Alabama?! I think Jesus would be ashamed. This is not true Christianity. Welcome to Gilead.
Reread for JHU project. It's amazing how my understanding of this book has changed since I first read it in high school. However, I saw in the back that she's planning on releasing a sequel called The Testaments this year!
I am so conflicted about this. Far be it from me to deny Atwood the pleasure of working in this story world again. But it just seems like she's cashing in on the success of the Hulu series. What do you all think?
Picked up this graphic novel and am really excited to check it out. This year my goal was to read more series of books or finish series that I was reading and I think next year it‘ll be to include a graphic novel after ever book I finish. They‘re quite enjoyable. This will be book 42 of my year!
I‘ve read about a number of imperfect futures that I seriously hope don‘t come true. I started with the YA series, like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Uglies, but later I started reading a few adult dystopian novels. Many of them frighten me! But I continue reading them.
I consider the county I live in to be pretty narrow minded with "conservative" values, marginalizing, homophobic, racist, classist, nepotistic and the list goes on. I snapped this photo walking my dog in my neighborhood the other day! And while i don't know the ppl who live here I HOPE this is a sign of opposition to Heartbeat bill Ohio just passed. One of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to date
So far this is exactly what I was anticipating from Margaret Atwood. She possesses a fantastic writing style and this book is a total page turner!
I loved this story from the first time I read it. I was excited to see it had been done as a graphic novel. The artist really did justice to the story.
I lucked out and got to read this first the minute we got it into the library! Now I want a copy of my own it‘s so good and the art is so beautiful! The color red always draws me in! I loved the novel and this graphic novel is a great companion to it ! I‘m really excited because they are recording an audiobook now with the actor who plays June in the tv series reading the book! I will definitely give it a listen! And I can‘t wait for season 3!
The Night Visitor 2.75 stars
A Fire Story 5 stars
The Handmaid‘s Tale 5 stars
A False Report 4 stars
Before She Knew Him 4 stars
The Pied Piper of Hamlin 3.5 stars
Where I Lost Her 3 stars
Wildly Into the Dark 4.5 stars
Flowers for Algernon 4 stars (review to come)
A Mother‘s Reckoning 4 stars
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance 4.5 stars
The Chalk Man 4.5 stars
Earlier this year I tried and tried to get through The Handmaid's Tale. I ended up bailing on it. Since then I heard it was being made into a graphic novel and I thought I'd try this format instead. Read it cover to cover. I'm completely certain it will never end up being a favorite of the dystopian genre but with every intent to be a well rounded reader, I'm thrilled with myself to finally have read it in some capacity.
I really wanted to go pick this up today but I rushed home and took a long shower to get ready for a guy who never showed up. No waiting on men tomorrow at least, lol, I‘m going to pick this up and then go grocery shopping with my mom. Craving yogurt now, lol. May take and evening walk to Jewel, or just take my nighttime meds and go to bed. Sorry to complain. I need therapy again already, lol. I ❤️❤️❤️ you guys
A new video is up! Tune in to hear me clear my throat a lot 😂 while I talk about the books I‘ve read so far this month! https://youtu.be/E01Ug41l1RQ