Nov 14, 10
Read in November, 2010
It struck me as strange that this book was published over 20 years ago. And it is true that the cooresponding date of 1984 (Orwell) is very much a haunting factor...
Reading it has given me much to think about - which is always a good thing about the literary world - and I am slightly depressed about the "plight" of womankind (like I needed another reason). I swear to whatever power there is... I will unceramoniously end the life of my daughter and self if the events of The Handmaid's Tale ever come to pass.
The ending threw me off course a bit... is it ment to mean that the way of for Gilean people was short lived? A hicup in the grand scheme? Things right themselves? What was the author doing with that? It leaves more questions than answers in my mind, and I don't like it.