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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Mar 16, 10

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I have been told to read this book by so many people, so I finally found a cheap copy at a book fair and read it.
I do not like dystopian novels. This is not my genre. So while I found it to be well-written and interesting, I did not enjoy reading this book. I also completely hated the very last chapter, the "historical notes" lecture. I don't do well with futuristic crap.
The whole book is pretty terrifying, but feels dated. It's like the DC metro--what someone thought the future would look like in 1980. It was like being in Future Problem Solvers all over again.
I appreciate the philosophical and moral quagmires, and the statements Atwood makes, but this is in no way something I would ever want to read again--nor is it something I would have wanted to read in the first place, were it not for countless suggestions.

Also, I legit had a nightmare about this book. Made it hard to finish.
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