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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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Nov 05, 07

bookshelves: hall-of-fame, fiction
Read in January, 1999

This book has become comfort reading me -- there's no telling how many times I've read it. Atwood has a remarkable skill for revealing how her characters think, which is a separate facet of characterization, so different from describing a character's personality or way of life. Of all the fascinating women in this book, Tony is my favorite. I identify not with her personality, but with the way she thinks.
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Jan I will definitely read it. In looking over the reviews, etc., I got the feeling it was something like Jane Eyre, which is my all time favorite book that I pick up and read any time I am depressed. Is it anything like that?


Jessica Donaghy Interesting question. Jane Eyre certainly had some qualities of a modern woman, and The Robber Bride is about three very powerful women. Give it a try!


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