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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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Jan 18, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: adult-historical-fiction
Read in May, 2009

Call me unsophisticated or a Philistine, but I felt chained to this book the entire time I read it. I know that it has won tons of awards. I know that Margaret Atwood is an esteemed, talented writer, but I hated every character in this book. I thought Iris and Laura were just as spoiled, naive, and selfish as the other characters did.

The "surprise" revelations in the last few pages did make me feel a bit sorry for Iris, but I wasn't surprised...

Where was the growth? Did anyone grow from their experiences in this book or just die?

Having to read this for my book club, I remember why my students hate being forced to read a book that is "good for you."

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Reading Progress

05/09/2009 page 45
7.02% "I like weird books, but I am having trouble falling into this one!"

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