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The Handmaid's Tale

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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Carol B

Not original but well done.

by Carol B on Sep 3, 2010

Not as good as "1984," but still good enough. Would have been better had the final disc not been so damaged that I missed the (predictable) ending. More

carriej

Tough - but Worth It

by carriej on Aug 25, 2009

This was the first book I read after joining a book club. It was WAY outside of my comfy box of Dan Brown & Harry Potter. This book really made me THINK for a change. I thought about concepts that I had never imagined possible before!! Scary - life changing concepts about how easily it would be ... More

carolyn55

symbolism

by carolyn55 on Jul 3, 2009

Read this for my book club. I am not much into symbolism so I missed alot of where this author was going. The story was ok. More

Ellyb

Stunning

by Ellyb on Mar 18, 2008

This is one of the first books I read as I began to move on from the realms of young adult fiction. As such, it was the first time I encountered such distinct stylization, and I had no problem absorbing it, although I know other people have reported discomfort with Atwood's style. Offred's narration ... More

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