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Margaret Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:48:33 AM »

Picked up Margaret Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale, as I've always been meaning to read it. Only a few chapters in, but already in love with the prose. Just breezy, effervescent, almost deadly how she portrays the characters in such rich detail. It's not a read I think I could do in one sitting despite it being a short book, however. Similar to Cormac McCarthy, Murakami, etc.
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Re: Margaret Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 08:08:06 PM »

Did you finish the book Joe and what did you think of it? Did it stay good all the way through?
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Re: Margaret Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 07:24:13 AM »

Picked up Margaret Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale, as I've always been meaning to read it. Only a few chapters in, but already in love with the prose. Just breezy, effervescent, almost deadly how she portrays the characters in such rich detail. It's not a read I think I could do in one sitting despite it being a short book, however. Similar to Cormac McCarthy, Murakami, etc.

After much praise and many recommendations, I bought and attempted to read through The Handmaid's Tale a few years ago. Quite a long time ago now. To say that I didn't like it wouldn't be accurate. Rather, it worked for me on no level whatsoever--writing, prose, or story. I tried, tried again, and finally gave up instead of continuing to throw myself against it.

Interesting that you mention McCarthy, as my attempt to read through The Road ended because my brain was absolute in rejecting his writing style.

I don't have such issues with Murakami.
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