The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 038549081x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Penhaligon of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 9/8/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Penhaligon from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 8, 2004
So many things to think about in this book, the fact that quite a few of them, to a certain extent, are already happening makes it scary.

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.


Journal Entry 2 by Penhaligon at Starbucks - Yonge And Bloor in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Released 18 yrs ago (9/14/2004 UTC) at Starbucks - Yonge And Bloor in Toronto, Ontario Canada



This will be on the free book shelves at Starbuck's, with a lot of other freebies.

Journal Entry 3 by Ri from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Wednesday, September 15, 2004
It is true. I have a serious affliction. I am addicted to picking up Bookcrossing books and adding them to my TBR pile! I saw that this book had been released, and against my better judgement, I went looking for it. I read it in high school while in a contemporary lit class and loved it. I wonder how my impression of it has changed. I look forward to getting to this one!

Journal Entry 4 by Ri from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Monday, January 31, 2005
I'm offering this one up on the By Women, For Women International bookrelay.

update Feb 22: Sent this off to electragiselle today.

Journal Entry 5 by electragiselle from Los Angeles, California USA on Saturday, February 26, 2005
Just recieved this book in the mail today from Ri. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by electragiselle from Los Angeles, California USA on Tuesday, March 8, 2005
This was allways one of my favorite books, however, the older I get the more meaning it takes on.

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.

Journal Entry 7 by electragiselle from Los Angeles, California USA on Thursday, March 24, 2005
My husband took this book with him on his business trip to South Africa. I might just tell him to leave it there when he comes home.

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