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.

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