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The Handmaid's Tale

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now......

Title : The Handmaid's Tale
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ISBN : 9780385490818
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 311 pages
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The Handmaid's Tale Reviews

  • Luffy

    Offred is a frightening character. The future where she lives is dystopian, but the word doesn't do justice to this book's plot. Among all the dystopian fictions I've read...e.g Matched by Ally Condie, Delirium by Lauren Olivier, or going back even more, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, none is as scary as Offred's world.

    The story elements lean towards women, because the main character is a woman. But it's so much more than that. It affects pro-choice people. It affects the romantics who draw ins
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  • Charlotte May

    “Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse for some.”

    What a powerful and frightening dystopia! The Handmaid’s Tale has been on my radar for a long time, having recently watched the television series adaption I got around to reading it, and it was just as haunting as I expected!

    A world where women cannot own money, or property, where they are used purely for their abilities to bear children. Noting comparisons with this world and the one we live in now was very conc
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  • Samadrita

    Consider this not a ground-breaking work of literature. Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant-garde mode of narration.

    Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins. Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe either.

    Instead, consider The Handmaid's Tale an almost physical experience. Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news - a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone-chilling, cruel, unalter
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  • Kate

    It's been almost five years since I wrote my review. I've rewritten large parts of it for clarity. The main idea remains the same.

    Extremist Judeo-Christian beliefs have won America's culture war. Now women have no rights. They are slaves to men and the biblical, patriarchal society in which they live. The Handmaid's Tale is the first-person account of one of these enslaved women.

    Massachusetts Turns Into Saudi Arabia?

    More than thirty years have passed since The Handmaid's Tale was first publish
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  • Kai

    “A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.”

    This was my first adult dystopian novel and also the most realistic one I've read. Scary realistic even. I doubt that the future is ever going to look like this, but Margaret Atwood painted a multi-layered and thought-provoking picture that is going to stay with me for quite a while.

    I've never read a Margaret Atwood book before, but I have been eyeing her works for a while now. I just didn't know where to start. The re
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  • Lyn

    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a brilliant, endearing, scary as hell book.

    Told with simplistic prose and stark attention to detail, Atwood describes life in the not too distant future where the United States has been transformed through military coup into a totalitarian theocracy. This dystopian horror story is made all the more real by the bridge Atwood has created between the world we know now and the world that could be – the story’s protagonist remembers the time before the chang
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  • Matthias

    Don't let the bastards grind you down.

    There's a lot of talk about women's rights these days. There were times where I thought: enough already. You girls got it good. I looked around me and saw women with strong voices and a million choices. If they wished to go for a career, they could go for it. If they didn't, no biggie. Their liberty seemed greater than men's in a lot of respects. The power they wield over men is magnificent and often described as the greatest humanity is capable of: a woma
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  • María

    Tan duro que no podía leer más de diez páginas diarias. Era incapaz.

    P.D Si no hubiese machitos escocíos con este libro, entonces significaría que Margaret no lo hizo bien.