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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Jun 18, 2011

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I picked this book up not knowing anything about it, and I found it to be a horrifying and disturbing look at a futuristic dystopia. Reading it left me unsettled. Here and there I really enjoyed the writing, though. One passage that stands in my memory (I'm quoting from memory... may not be word for word) said in an irreverent prayer to a God who may not have been there, "Please give us a heaven. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves."

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