The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

  • Release Date: 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 177 Ratings

Description

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

Reviews

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  • Evie Scarborough-Taylor

    4
    By Millsville46
    It’s a good book with an interesting twist on 1980s American if it were to be a totalitrian regime. It is a bit pushing at times, the ending is dispointing, for me it is very left wing and hard to get over the amount of socialist and feminist wulities pushed onto the reader.
  • Uninspiring

    3
    By Lindhal
    Having been drawn to Atwood by others reviews, stating Atwood was a "must read". I was disappointed to uncover it reminiscent of Orwell's 1984, regurgitated with a feminist theme.
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    5
    By Golden Wander
    Brilliant concept, superbly written. This book is thought provoking and an excellent read.
  • Good

    4
    By Bubbie114
    Interesting concept, a bit slow at times and a disappointing ending but still interesting.