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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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Apr 04, 11

bookshelves: re-read, 2010, 2011
Read from May 04 to June 17, 2010

-I love the characterizations and the backstories, and am kind of indifferent to the book's present-day plot. Somehow the villain is too elusive for me to believe she's real, but I guess that's the point. She's an amalgam of all these toxic, manipulative things, but because she's an embodiment, she isn't actually a real person, and that stands out in contrast to how carefully portrayed Roz, Charis, and Tony are.
-I especially adore Charis' story because she's exactly the kind of person I would find infuriatingly naive and gullible in real life. Atwood develops her so skillfully, and makes her completely understandable. It's brilliant.
-More later, when I've finished re-reading.

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