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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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Mar 06, 2010

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Read from March 05 to 06, 2010

This is the 5th book by Margaret Atwood I've read and it's the one I liked the least. That doesn't mean I didn't like it, or that I don't think it's a good book. But for the first time, I found myself struggling at times to stay motivated. I can't quite put my finger on why except that perhaps it's because none of the main characters really spoke to me in any meaningful way. And at times, I felt like I was revisiting Cat's Eye, with Zenia standing in for Cordelia. Makes me wonder about Margaret Atwood's experience with women friends. It seems like a potential sore spot.

I think part of the problem is that I couldn't imagine following for the things these women fell for. That may just stem from my own personal nature. I wouldn't moved Zenia into my house, period. I wouldn't have bent over backward for a person who at best is a mere acquaintance. She was never truly friends with any of them so why were they so easily taken by her? At times I couldn't do much more than roll my eyes at the way the story was going.

I guess I just have mixed emotions about this. It's a good book but I've come to expect so much more from this author.
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46.02% "I feel like I'm reading an alternate version of Cat's Eye. Is Zenia the new Cordelia, or vice versa?"
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