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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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May 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: re-read, 2010, 2011, women-authors

-I love the characterizations and the backstories, and am kind of indifferent to the book's present-day plot. Somehow the villain is too elusive for me to believe she's real, but I guess that's the point. She's an amalgam of all these toxic, manipulative things, but because she's an embodiment, she isn't actually a real person, and that stands out in contrast to how carefully portrayed Roz, Charis, and Tony are.
-I especially adore Charis' story because she's exactly the kind of person I would find infuriatingly naive and gullible in real life. Atwood develops her so skillfully, and makes her completely understandable. It's brilliant.
-More later, when I've finished re-reading.

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Reading Progress

May 4, 2010 – Started Reading
May 4, 2010 – Shelved
June 17, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 21, 2011 – Shelved as: re-read
December 20, 2011 – Shelved as: 2010
December 20, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
October 24, 2016 – Shelved as: women-authors

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