The Handmaid's Tale
3 journalers for this copy...
This is a society in transition from the world as we know it now to a country restructuring itself into a patriarchy with extrordinary rules and regulations as well as religious zealotry.
A powerful, disturbing story.
I usually try to read the book before I see a movie made from the book. In this case I wanted to read the book before I saw the opera made from it. The Handmaid's Tale is now an opera which I will be seeing in a couple of weeks time...can't wait to see what they do with this story.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This will be on the free book shelves at Starbuck's, with a lot of other freebies.
update Feb 22: Sent this off to electragiselle today.
When I was 16 I loved this book because it seemed so crazy. So science fiction, not like something that could ever happen in America.
Now, ten years later I read this book, feeling instead shocked and scared. And ashamed of this world that the adult me lives in. Ashamed at the realization that Ofred could be me in some not too distant, scary, right wing future. A society where this very website couldn't even exist.
A truely wonderful book.