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It certainly has an interesting ending. Legolas Send a noteboard - 12/01/2012 11:02:06 PM
I don't remember many details, as it was a good ten years ago, but I remember that I enjoyed it. It was well-written and as I recall had an interesting ending. Based on the strength of it, I've since picked up a couple of her other books (Handmaid's Tale and Oryx & Crake), but I haven't managed to read them yet. I know nothing about Handmaid's Tale, but it sounds as though you disapproved.

Handmaid's Tale's basic premise is that the American religious right creates a fundamentalist breakaway state in a large part of the continental U.S. in which women are essentially chattel (to limit myself to the most symbolic thing, they no longer have names of their own but are called "Offred", "Ofjohn", "Ofmichael" and so on). I suppose Atwood is free to write all the dystopian stories she wants to write, and I hope it's clear that I fully support the struggle for women rights, while having little sympathy for a fundamentalist Christian outlook; but all the same, I found it both idiotic and in poor taste to accuse the American religious right of such extremes. Like I said, that annoyed me so much that I could not bring myself to appreciate the writing or plotting, though I'm sure it was fine.
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Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace - 12/01/2012 10:26:05 PM 8331 Views
The movie adaptation is in pre-production, btw *NM* - 12/01/2012 10:35:20 PM 594 Views
I read this for a Canadian Literature class once. - 12/01/2012 10:38:48 PM 1247 Views
It certainly has an interesting ending. - 12/01/2012 11:02:06 PM 1188 Views
Sounds interesting! - 12/01/2012 11:38:58 PM 1204 Views

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