The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

I’m pretty sure this book is supposed to make me feel a certain way, but I got nothin’. Maybe the relentless news cycle for the past several years has left me numb. Maybe I can’t look at this type of dystopian fiction objectively since seeing it described as white people being treated the same way we’ve treated people of color throughout history. Maybe it’s the narrative style, which is not one of my favorites. Maybe I’m just really grumpy lately. Whatever the reason, I’ll be the odd one out among my bookish circles as the one person who didn’t love this book.


On a side note, my Kindle edition threw the Rate This pop-up at me when I got to the Historical Note, and I wonder how many people stopped there and never realized the story wasn’t over. Heh.