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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Jun 09, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: pc, read-in-2005, released

I'm glad I finally got a chance to finish the book. I started reading this about 17 years ago and then didn't get to finish. I don't recall why or what happened to my copy of the book.

I enjoyed this book as much as Oryx and Crake. Atwood is best at describing the aftermath of a society going horribly wrong. I like that in this one she does let the reader know that life goes on outside of Gilead even if her characters are unaware of things have remained the same outside of their immediate existence. Most authors of this type of story neglect the bigger picture and I'm glad that she didn't.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
June 26, 2005 – Finished Reading
June 9, 2007 – Shelved
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: pc
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2005
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: released

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