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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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it was amazing
bookshelves: re-read-potential, read-in-2011, challenge-1010-by-2020, nook, read-in-2017, re-read-in-2017, dystopia, kindle, feminism
Read 2 times. Last read May 4, 2017 to May 19, 2017.

After enjoying Oryx and Crake so much, I had high expectations of The Handmaid's Tale. They were largely fulfilled. Margaret Atwood weaves a horrifying image of a society in which religious fundamentalism and fear of Caucasian infertility are taken to their furthest extremities. The rights of women are a particular area of focus. While reading this book, I began to think about the similarities between it and The Children of Men. Both deal with the concept of infertility and a totalitarian, terrorizing state. Additionally, both are written by women and were released within a small time span. Based on this, I am planning to write a piece comparing and contrasting the two books. Obviously, this is truly a thought-provoking work.
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Reading Progress

August 24, 2011 – Shelved
October 1, 2011 – Started Reading
October 1, 2011 –
page 194
59.88%
October 5, 2011 –
page 324
100.0%
October 5, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 21, 2011 – Shelved as: re-read-potential
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: nook
May 4, 2017 – Started Reading
May 4, 2017 –
16.0% "Already I am remembering what moved me the first time I read this. The show is phenomenal so I thought I would read again as a companion."
May 9, 2017 –
50.0% ""I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.""
May 19, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 28, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
January 28, 2018 – Shelved as: re-read-in-2017
January 28, 2018 – Shelved as: dystopia
January 28, 2018 – Shelved as: kindle
January 28, 2018 – Shelved as: feminism

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