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Bodily Harm
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love.
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Lcsmcat
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1. A Lost Lady (Cather) Dancing Girls (Atwood)
2. “Instead she is lucky, suddenly, finally, she‘s overflowing with luck, it‘s this luck holding her up.”
3. Coffee, Diet Pepsi, and now wine.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lcsmcat
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In someone else‘s hands this would have been a cliché - woman who writes about fashion and trends goes to Caribbean island to deal with mental issues due to breast cancer/surgery and gets swept up in a banana republic revolution. But in Atwood‘s capable hands, it‘s philosophical and real and symbolic, all at the same time. Pre- Handmaid, but dealing with many of the same issues of power and identity.

DrexEdit I had similar thoughts about her book An Edible Woman. Almost any other author would not have been able to make the story so relevant. 4w
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Lcsmcat
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“If you were a girl it was a lot safer to be decent than to be beautiful. If you were a boy, the question didn‘t arise; the choice was whether or not you were a fool.”

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Lcsmcat
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#bookandbeverage Getting ready to meet the lady herself in 7 days! (but who‘s counting?) #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

merelybookish Oh, that's exciting! I saw her years and years ago (for Alias Grace) and she was stormed by a Canadian comedy troop. She handled it well. 4w
OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚🎉 4w
vivastory @merelybookish Seriously?! How strange! Please tell me it wasn't Kids in the Hall. 4w
merelybookish @vivastory No, but that would have been amazing! It's a show called This Hour has 22 Minutes and it was a fake news show. They had a woman who played a pushy ignorant correspondent. 4w
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quirkyreader
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What in the heck did I just read?

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Eggs
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TrishB
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Mehso-so

#moremehthanyeah
Bits of Atwood‘s brilliance shine through, but I was mostly bored and didn‘t connect with the MC at all.

Cathythoughts Interesting... I tried one of hers recently Oryx and Crake ... and I couldn‘t get into it 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 9mo
Mdargusch I like the cover though. 💚 9mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I absolutely love some and just 🤷‍♀️ others....I haven‘t tried Oryx and Crake yet! 9mo
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TrishB @Mdargusch it appears in the book 👍🏻 9mo
Cathythoughts I like the cover too 👍🏻💚 9mo
KatieDid927 I read this last summer, I had similar thoughts. 9mo
TrishB @KatieDid927 not her best! 9mo
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TrishB
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Thank you Eadie for your very generous box of books!! How lovely 💕 All set for some Atwood now!! Thanks again 😘

merelybookish Nice!!! The first Atwoods I read were like the top edition! 13mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish Yes! The old Bantam paperbacks! 13mo
EadieB Can‘t believe they got there that fast! 13mo
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merelybookish @LeahBergen Yes! Edible Woman and Life Before Man are the ones I remember! 13mo
squirrelbrain Wow! So many Attwoods! Aren‘t you lucky?! ❤️ 13mo
TrishB @EadieB I know - super fast! 13mo
TrishB @merelybookish @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain very lucky! I hadn‘t realised how many I hadn‘t read ❤️ 13mo
readordierachel How fabulous! 13mo
TrishB @readordierachel I know - awesome 🎉 13mo
Kalalalatja That Atwood stack 🤤🤤🤤 13mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja I know! It‘s the Litsy kindness again! 13mo
Caroline2 That was close, I was going to get you If this is a man for Christmas!! 😆 I‘ll get you something else! 👍🏻 ohhh and let me know if you fancy a Blind Assassin readalong?? 😃 12mo
TrishB @Caroline2 that sounds good - I‘m the new year though as I‘m so behind at the moment with commitments- hoping to fulfil current ones by the end of the year! 12mo
Caroline2 @TrishB oh yeah no worries, there‘s defo no rush as I‘ve had the book for over a year now and I‘ve still not read it! 😆 plus lots of Xmas books to read for dec! 👍🏻 12mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! That‘s fabulous @EadieB ❣️❣️❣️ 12mo
TrishB @cinfhen it certainly is 👍🏻 12mo
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Leftcoastzen
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood just because.

2BR02B Atwood requires no explanation. 👑 1y
Leftcoastzen @2BR02B Great minds think alike!👍😁 1y
LeahBergen I‘m loving the unpacking of all your books! How long were they in storage? 1y
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Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen An almost unbearable amount of time .Since 1991. 1y
LeahBergen OMG!!! That‘s like having all new books! Why were they stored for so long? That‘s nosy and you don‘t need to answer but I‘m curious! 😆 1y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Lived in California,mostly in small places.And would always fill my spaces with books before I could go get them.😃 1y
jveezer Wow! Never even seen that story collection. sweet! 📖🤓❤️ 1y
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jillrhudy
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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Too triggering for DV. No quotation marks, so the dialogue was hard to pick out of the prose.

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Lindy
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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This is my room while I'm a guest in Vancouver. I've searched my host's shelves (of mostly literary fiction) for something set #inagalaxyfarfaraway but came up empty. I did find a dozen old and new by Margaret Atwood, however. 😀

@RealLifeReading

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Foragingfantasy
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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Another Atwood for my collection. #bookmooch

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JPeterson
Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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#SpinePoetry #24in48

Born With Teeth
Bodily Harm
Girl in Pieces
The Secret History

DebinHawaii Nice! 📚👍 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 👏👏 3y
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quirkyreader
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#Woman Crush Wednesday on a Monday. I got one of my Margaret Atwood strips back from my mum. The other was Cat's Eye. Mum still has it because I already read it. Out of this group the Janet Frame was a major score. This book made its way from New Zealand to Lansing, Michigan.

shawnmooney I hope to finally read Stones for Ibarra soon. If you're interested, I posted a wonderful photo of the author under that book's title a few months ago here in Litsy. 3y
quirkyreader @shawnmooney wonderful picture. Don't you just love all the great score from the second hand market. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Gods Of Gotham was a great discussion book with my mystery group a while back. I love hunting and gathering used books! 3y
MrBook Great collection! Had my one bookclub reads Gods and they all loved it. 3y
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