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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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Apr 13, 2010

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There is a lot to like in The Robber Bride: brilliant, intelligent, witty writing and one truly great character, a diminutive, female historian named Tony who studies and teaches War. She should certainly identify War in the form of a femme fatale named Zenia who attempts to destroy Tony, her two friends, and the men in their lives. That she doesn't was for me this book's flaw.

In The Robber Bride, all men are slothful, sex-driven shits. (Except the gay guys, of course). The women are better than that, but incapable of acting in the face of repeated betrayals. Ever.

And just an observation: the covers of Atwood's hardcover books are really cool.
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