‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

A cautionary speculative tale mixing elements of horror/sci-fi many have compared to ‘1984’ or ‘A Clockwork Orange’ but I distinctly sensed the presence of two other works; Harlan Ellison’s ‘A Boy And His Dog’ and ‘Ape And Essence’ by Aldous Huxley. Check it out if you haven’t already.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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3 Responses to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

  1. Aahhh…..
    ….one of my favorite authors, and the first book of hers that I read. I was smitten from that moment on.

  2. I love her writing style, having read a couple of short stories by her. What I read had a lot of wry humor, how’s this novel compare?
    Also, about when was it written?
    And finally, I’m clicking into your journal after I post this (from my friends) list to see why I haven’t seen many of your posts lately. Hope you’ve been happily busy.

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