In Which I Finally Read The Handmaid’s Tale

15 Jul

I have seen the whole TV series, but I have not read the book yet. This review was interesting for me. Is it possible that the book gives us a less clearer picture about the Handmaid’s Society than the TV series. I should really read the book and find out.

These Little Words

There are always books that one means to read, that ‘should’ be read – and for me one of them was The Handmaid’s Tale. It was published before I was even born, so it has always been popular, always been revered in my experience. This book was always on my list, always something I thought I should read, something that I might find interesting. The new TV series based on the book, coming out later this year, finally pushed me to buy a copy and actually read it.

I was surprised how short it is (my copy is about 300 pages). When I’d read about it before it had always seemed like this grand story that needed time and patience; and in some ways this was true. For a book of its length, there is an awful lot of ‘content’ in The Handmaid’s Tale. There is an…

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