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The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)
The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel | Margaret Atwood
Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaids Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwoods modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Rene Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.
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Blueberry
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Fooled you bookstore! 😆
I read them all but one and the top left one I can't identity.

@NataliePatalie

kbibliophilific That‘s funny! 1984 grabbed my attention first. It was a required high school read for me…. 3w
Literary_Siren Top left is an illustrated and interactive version of The Secret Garden. I‘ve been collecting these editions as they come out because they‘re so much fun! The ISBN is 978-0-06-269257-3 if you want to get a closer look on Amazon or B&N. I got my editions at BAM. 🥰 3w
Blueberry @Literary_Siren ooh, those are pretty books. 3w
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Liz_M Which Ishiguro is on the top right? 3w
Blueberry @Liz_M Never Let Me Go. I hated it. 3w
AmyK1 I believe top left is The Secret Garden (edited) 3w
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TieDyeDude
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Sorry, not feeling too celebratory towards independence this year #usindependenceday #julyjam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Julsmarshall Same. 1mo
JamieArc I appreciate this post. 1mo
slategreyskies Agreed. 1mo
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bunneeboy
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The perfect time to read this one.
Brutal and poetic.

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LeaKell
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This book sat on my chest and clouded my days. I had a hard time leaving the world Ms. Atwood created once I put the book down. Everyone should read this haunted and depressing book. Mayday

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Branwen
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Damn, I really picked the wrong time to read this graphic novel. It hits especially hard this week. 💔🤬 But, I am really curious to see how the graphic novel holds up to the book.

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SusanLee
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#bookmoods #madeyoumad @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
This book doesn‘t require any introduction, nuff said…

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻 2mo
Eggs 💔📖👏🏻 2mo
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SomedayAlmost
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“We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” -Atwood. The ominous tone of this story of women valued only for their fertility is frighteningly appropriate! Anyone who can get pregnant in America lost today. People of color and poor folks will of course pay the highest price. Rape survivors will be re-victimized when forced to carry their rapist‘s child. Women will die. Welcome to America. #firstlinefridays #reproductivehealthcare

Leftcoastzen Dark day,thanks for posting. 2mo
sprainedbrain 💔 2mo
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tournevis
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This is hysterically funny only because it's so sad. Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of her novel.

Video: https://youtu.be/zpsMsAMY4eM
Article: https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-margaret-atwood-take-a-flamethrower-to-a...

TheKidUpstairs Sometimes you have to laugh so you don't cry! 3mo
Jaimelire Love her! 3mo
tournevis @Jaimelire Me too! 3mo
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Oryx
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This is clever. Plus MA with a flamethrower? Yes 👍

Karisa 😂💗💗💗 3mo
Aims42 I got chills watching the video!!! Loved it!!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Love this! ❤️ 3mo
tournevis Good, you saw it too! 3mo
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Bookish_Gal
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What a contradiction; Women are protected. Women are vessels. Women are safe. Women are for breeding… I found myself thinking back and forth from sounds alright to sounds restricting. Kinda see todays relevance; govt. controlling women‘s bodies. Even with the odd writing, it was near impossible to put down. Offred‘s story hurt most when she reminisced the before yet stayed the Handmaid. So indoctrinated herself. Incredible it was published 1985

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Had to dig this book up because of where the US appears to be headed. It‘s startling to think this book was written on 1985 for a period in 2005. The book feels likes it‘s own contradiction; women are more protected, yet their only viable to the world as long as they can make babies. Still feeling it out, but very gripping either way

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brittanybooks
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This was a must read given what is going on in the US. Amazing! Frighteningly real. #book67of2022

LikelyLibrarian I reread this recently and found I appreciated it as much, if not more, that the first time. You‘re right. It‘s definitely relevant. It‘s also literary and filled with internal dialogue, so I understand why some readers might not enjoy it. I think THT is a better book, but the sequel, The Testaments, is probably more popular; the story is more “exciting.” 3mo
brittanybooks @LikelyLibrarian I loved the internal dialogue but like you said that may not be the biggest crowd pleaser. The reader for the audiobook was incredible- a very aunt Lydia voice as I‘ve always imagined it. I‘m very excited to read The Testaments soon!! 3mo
melmes I read this for my English class and it blew me away. Such an interesting aspect on how the world can look like if turany and religion prevales at least in my opinion. I liked it 3mo
humouress I got the internal dialogue and the fact that nothing much happened in the story because, quite simply, nothing much happened in her life, but everyone was miserable and getting out of the situation seemed hopeless. I need me at least the hope of a HEA. I get the relevancy too; maybe that just makes it worse? 3mo
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BooksNBowls ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Amazon bestsellers in the category Censorship today.Gee, I wonder what‘s on a lot of peoples minds?

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Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏 3mo
Bookwormjillk Scary times. Never thought I‘d see this. 3mo
sprainedbrain All of this. 🙌🏼 3mo
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paperwitchs Usually think atwood is the epitome of white feminism, but I agree here 3mo
mrp27 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I‘m not shocked but entirely shocked at the same time. 3mo
GingerAntics I love the way she words this. 3mo
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vivastory
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I saw it coming, but still...WTF
I've said it before...elections have consequences.

EKonrad Feeling sick about this. And hopeless. 😢 4mo
DGRachel I have no words. A lot of rage and sadness but no words. 4mo
Karisa Yeah, 😢😭 4mo
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Sparklemn Ugh. I don't know what to say, either. 😖 4mo
BarbaraBB I think you mean the abortion rights? It made the headlines where I live. It is like going back in time 🤯 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Yeah. It's unreal. 4mo
TrishB Just been reading about it 💔 as @BarbaraBB says, it‘s going backwards. 4mo
Bklover Unbelievable. 4mo
Christine 💔 4mo
batsy I saw my twitter tl this morning, just full of Americans in anguish 😟 4mo
Leftcoastzen Sickening.💔 4mo
Branwen I'm just...so upset and terrified over this. 💔 3mo
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humouress
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Reading this for book club. 1/5 way through. Told in 1st person by a character after some upheaval in recent history which has reassigned everyone's roles and women are dressed accordingly - but haven't discovered what yet. Her flashbacks to her previous life seem muddled.
I wouldn't want to be in her position but she seems to bear it; still not quite sure how she fits into the society.

humouress Not enjoying this a lot. Everyone seems miserable in their new roles but they‘re all to scared someone else will snitch if they break away. The protagonist seems to have had a child taken away from her; brings back feelings about kids we knew who died too young 🙁 4mo
humouress Almost halfway through. Finding it very slow. 4mo
humouress So far (2/3 point) this is a story of one woman‘s position in this new society in a dystopian future country now called Gilead (USA of old) and, in disjointed flashbacks, the journey she took/ was forced on to get there. It is, so far, a story of hopelessness but it looks like any other woman or even man, even those in higher positions of authority, are equally hopeless and unhappy. Bleak. (edited) 4mo
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humouress I appreciate that this book is a modern classic with important things to say but nothing happens beyond the recounting of Offred‘s (she no longer bears her own name but is ‘of Fred‘) journey until past the halfway point and then it is only small evidences of other people‘s humanity in spite of their (very real) fear of the system which keeps everyone locked rigidly in their places. Gritting teeth & reading on … 4mo
humouress I should have said: her position in this society, where the viable birth rate has fallen below replacement level, is a walking womb. Women cannot earn, hold property etc but are deemed wife, housekeeper or concubine. Reading, chatting and such frivolous pursuits are no longer allowed. 4mo
humouress A dystopian future of a world that diverged from ours when the protagonist‘s mum was young, about half a century or more ago, in ~ 60s or 70s. The world she grew up in was already different from ours, with restrictive government and radiation/ chemical poisoning 4mo
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MarshmallowAdventures
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A stunning piece of speculative fiction, the familiarity of the society within the novel is unnerving when paired with the shocking actions and ideologies the people within Gilead had grown accustomed to.

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished this book on Thursday, but forgot to post a review, and the internet was down yesterday so I could post it then either. Either way, I enjoyed this book a lot. I mean it. I unfortunately didn‘t have the second book with me, and so I read (and finished) another book, but now I have the second book! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars.

Just one more thing:
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

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breng_pbs
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Interesting read

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Sharv_Sona
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And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

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Sharv_Sona
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Humanity is so adaptable, my mother would say. Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.

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Sharv_Sona
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Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some.

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AliD73
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It took me a while to read this because it was so intense and dark, I had to take several breaks from it. I‘m glad I read it, though. It‘s brilliantly written; Margaret Atwood draws the reader in from page one. This book made me wonder if something like this could really happen. It isn‘t so far fetched. Don‘t read this at a time when you‘re stressed, anxious, angry, or feeling sad; this is not a relaxing or uplifting story. Highly recommended.

StaceGhost What a fantastic cover 5mo
AliD73 @StaceGhost It‘s from The Folio Society. All their editions are beautiful. 5mo
StaceGhost @AliD73 I feel like I should‘ve known lol I love all their editions too 5mo
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CuriousG I have this Folio Society edition too! 5mo
AliD73 @StaceGhost Me too. I buy as many of their editions as I can. They are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. 5mo
AliD73 @CuriousG it really is such a beautiful edition, isn‘t it? I‘ve been buying books from the Folio Society for years. 5mo
CuriousG @AliD73 It is my first Folio Society book (gift from my husband), but I have SO many on my list of ones I want! 5mo
AliD73 @CuriousG Me too! They just released an edition of The Bell Jar that I want, and I want their edition of The Color Purple too. 5mo
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I‘m impressed with the connection of the cards- the past actions of disharmony in our laws, actions against peoples rights, autonomy, ignorance of disease, not loving each other or respecting love (of lovers , families) all of this has led up to the present feeling of conflict and anxiety.

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Sharv_Sona
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We‘ve been warned not to look too happy.

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Sharv_Sona
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It‘s the choice that terrifies me. A way out, a salvation.

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What you don‘t know won‘t hurt you.

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Sharv_Sona
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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

Translation: Do not let the bastards grind you down.

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Sharv_Sona
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Though at that time men and women tried each other on, casually, like suits, rejecting whatever did not fit.

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Sharv_Sona
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Now that she‘s the carrier of life, she is closer to death.

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Nobody‘s heart is perfect.

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I couldn‘t put this book down. It‘s been on my TBR since the show came out. I‘ve struggled with the show these last few seasons. Mainly cause I think June is one of the most frustrating female characters on TV right now. I do not like and I think she‘s terrible. But Offred is nothing like her. The book is similar yet so different. I wanted more but also thought it ended like it should. Atwood does it again.

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Wow.
Extraordinary book, a hard pill to swallow for women there are very painful scenes to read through and the way they treated women in the book was horrendous.
But the raw emotions you could feel from Offred, no words, just amazing.
I loved the open ending, I like to think she did find light, that Nick was indeed a good man and she made it out and started a new life, now free.

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roronoazoro
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Nevertheless it hurts me to tell it over again. Once
was enough: wasn't once enough for me at the time? But I
keep on going with this sad, hungry and sordid story, bc after all I want you to hear it, as I will hear yours too if I ever get the chance, (…) By telling you anything at all I'm at least believing in you, I believe you're there, I believe You into being. Because I'm telling you this story I will your existence. I tell, therefore you are.

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roronoazoro
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“I'm sorry there is so much pain in this story. I'm sorry it's in
fragments, like a body caught in crossfire or pulled apart by
force. But there is nothing I can do to change it.
I've tried to put some of the good things in as well. Flowers,
for instance, because where would we be without them?”

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roronoazoro
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“I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized. I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, then at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia. I wish it had more shape. I wish it were about love, or about sudden realizations important to one's life, or even about sunsets, birds, rainstorms, or snow.”

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READandFUN360
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Mi è davvero piaciuto molto perché di base c'è qualcosa che dall'oggi al domani potrebbe capitare anche a noi.
Nel libro proviamo quello che prova l'ancella protagonista del racconto e vediamo quello che vede, e questo è molto forte.
Flashback ci portano al mondo come era prima e come lo conosciamo noi, poi pian piano tutto si sfuma e torniamo al presente.
Ci sono parti molto crude, ma nel complesso penso che sia una bellissima lettura.