Sunday, April 30, 2017

2017 book 77

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
It was my intention to wait to reread this until after the miniseries had finished airing, so as to sort of watch it with the book not so present in my brain--but then I watched the first three episodes and was like EFF IT, I am rereading this NOW. (For the record, I agree with the show that the protagonist is named June, because of all the names listed at the beginning when they say their names, June is the only one who doesn't appear as another character. I also like how the show is handling diversity. Anyway.) I had not read this in several years, but of course it still holds up, and is even more chilling in these troubled times. Atwood is such a genius.

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