A Reader posted a review at 2010-01-04 02:12:00.
Wow, wow. That's all I can say really.
I've just finished reading The Handmaid's Tale and I must say what an incredible and rich experience that was. This book was dark, depressing, captivating and full of Genius.
This is my first experience with Margaret Atwood writings and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last.
What a captivating way to write a novel, it drags you inside, bit by bit, all the details, not giving up explanations of how it all came to be like that until almost 200 pages into the book. And leaving you at the end not even knowing if Offred even managed to get out or was captured.
I especially liked the idea behind the last chapter, The Historical Notes, it's just pure genius.