Friday, August 14, 2009
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a top-notch novel. She writes about a hypothetical world where the American government has been overthrown by a theocratic military regime. Simultaneously biblical literalists and misogynists, they create a pious society where fertile women who break with social conventions are forced into a life of repeated pregnancies. Shuttered off from the world, the novel tells the story from the viewpoint of one of these women.
It's an entertaining and thought provoking read.