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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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Jan 13, 11

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Recommended for: feminists, historical fiction, atwood fans
Read on January 01, 2010

Loved, loved, loved this book. This is Atwood's seminal work. Some would say the Handmaid's Tale is, but that book terrifies me with it's implications of what our modern society could easily fall into; this book is a throwback to mid 20th century where things appear to be prim and proper, but are anything but that.

It reads like poetry (which of course she is a poet as well) and with an awesome story to boot. It is a mystery and although I thought I knew what was going on towards the end, it still managed to surprise me. The story is told in flashback, and is also a book within a book. It took a little time to adjust to that, but once you do, you are set for a fantastic read.
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