My daughter gave it to me and insisted I read. She‘s in school for a Sociology Degree. I definitely felt like I could sit in a sociology class and have long discussions about this and possible outcomes. It also reminded me of where some people may develop global theories such as those that uprised during the pandemic. Descriptive and unique writing, distinctive imagery and very thought provoking. Curious now how the show is and how it concludes
Finished my first #trappedonanisland book. I wish I could say I loved it, but that would be a lie. I think the issue is that this doesn't make for a good audiobook. I have this marked to actually go back and read the book. I do this sometimes with certain books. Sometimes the narrative lacks dialogue and I lose interest.
Many would be familiar with the novel, and for those who haven‘t read the original text, (ahem, like me) would also have some passing knowledge of it, especially after the much publicised Hulu adaptation. I thought this graphic novel take by Renée Nault is a nice cheat for me to tick off my TBR list. The artwork cleverly uses colours and visual symbols to give an unsettling feeling. I could follow the story, so ⬇️
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Fooled you bookstore! 😆
I read them all but one and the top left one I can't identity.
“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
This is hysterically funny only because it's so sad. Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of her novel.
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
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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This was a must read given what is going on in the US. Amazing! Frighteningly real. #book67of2022
I saw it coming, but still...WTF
I've said it before...elections have consequences.
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.
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.
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.
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.