Cheri Reviews The Handmaid’s Tale (Again)

The Handmaid's TaleThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finished this a few weeks ago (for the second time) but haven’t been feeling very sociable so haven’t bothered with posting a review…

I loved my second read even more than the first. I wanted to see how having seen the Hulu series affected my impression of the book. I don’t think it changed much about how I felt. The biggest difference was probably having the actor’s likenesses in my head instead of whatever I had come up with before. I think the show was incredibly well done and didn’t make me feel that one or the other is the only way to experience it. Unlike two TV adaptations of favorites ruined by Starz…

One of my favorite parts of the book is the scholarly talks given after the main book is over. I love how Atwood uses historical and sociological research to give the reader even more information. Brilliant.

I have no doubt that I’ll read this book again and continue to recommend it to everyone.

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Here’s a link to my first review.

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