The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 038549081x Global Overview for this book
Registered by webosfritos of Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on 9/7/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by webosfritos from Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Monday, September 7, 2020
This book is simply amazing. The idea of a dystopic future is not new, but the direction of this dystopia is quite original, realistic, and frightening. The story development and writing is of an enormous quality with truly memorable passages. Definitively worth reading.

Journal Entry 2 by webosfritos at Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Monday, September 7, 2020
-"We've been sent good weather".
-"Which I receive with joy".

Journal Entry 3 by webosfritos at Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Monday, September 7, 2020
"I stand a moment, emptied of air, as if I've been kicked.
So she's dead, and I am safe, after all. She did it before they came. I feel a great relief. I feel thankful to her. She has died that I may live. I will mourn later.
Unless this woman is lying. There's always that.
I breathe in, deeply, breathe out, giving myself oxygen. The space in front of me blackens, then clears. I can see my way.
I turn, open the gate, keeping my hand on it a moment to steady myself, walk in. Nick is there, still washing the car, whistling a little. He seems very far away.
Dear God, I think, I will do anything you like. Now that you've let me off, I'll obliterate myself, if that's what you really want; I'll empty myself, truly, become a chalice. I'll give up Nick, I'll forget about the others, I'll stop complaining. I'll accept my lot. I'll sacrifice. I'll repent. I'll abdicate. I'll renounce.
I know this can't be right but I think it anyway. Everything they taught at the Red Center, everything I've resisted, comes flooding in. I don't want pain. I don't want to be a dancer, my feet in the air, my head a faceless oblong of white cloth. I don't want to be a doll hung up on the Wall, I don't want to be a wingless angel. I want to keep on living, in any form. I resign my body freely, to the uses of others. They can do what they like with me. I am abject.
I feel, for the first time, their true power."

Journal Entry 4 by webosfritos at Fan Pier Boulevard in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (9/26/2020 UTC) at Fan Pier Boulevard in Boston, Massachusetts USA


In Fan Pier Boulevard, in the block between Northern Avenue and Bond Drive, in the opposite sidewalk of Bright Horizons and the Gourmet Market, you will find a street light with a traffic sign for no parking allowed during snow. The book is stuck behind the traffic sign, between the traffic sign and the post of the street light. The book is protected from the rain in two plastic bags and it is not easily seen by passersby, so it will be there until a bookcrosser gets it.
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