Finally read The Handmaid’s Tale. Meh.
It was groundbreaking when it was written. That was a long time ago and there has been so much hype about it lately that it is bound to fall short of expectations.
No one in my book club liked it.
Watch on Hulu. It is GREAT!
Maybe I love it because I first read it many years ago. But when I reread it recently I think I loved it even more. Agree that the series is amazing.
I read it in December 2016. I found it riveting. And scary.
I hated it! Everyone I know is shocked when I say that.
I didn’t hate it, but was disappointed. I think it had great (but wasted) potential ?
I’m so happy to see others who found it Meh!
Didn’t like it at all!
The Hulu show brings her plot to life w explosive images. I was unimpressed by the book.
Didn’t like it.
It made me so angry that I had to keep putting it down….
Loved it every time I read it.
My friend loved it and it’s on her top ten. I didn’t care for it at all
Interesting comments, thank you ?
I did not understand all the hype around the book. I just binge the show in less than a week and I liked it a lot more than the book but it’s pretty grim and not for everyone for sure
Agreed. Took me a while to finish it. Loved the series though.
I agree… meh ?
I felt like this about alias grace by the same author.
@Kay Me, too
My favourite author!
It’s not meant to entertain. It’s a dystopian tale, an important one.
First time I’ve ever said that the movie (tv series) is better than the book
Thought the book was excellent & important.
I just couldn’t finish it.
I didn’t like it at all!
Halfway through I dropped it.
after the first chapter i gave it to out library
Not for me
It made an “Atwood” fan out of me. It’s still in my top 5 of her books.
It’s an excellent book if you delve into the deeper meaning.
People complain they don’t like the jumping around… but that’s the point. It’s June’s mind and we all know minds jump around. The point is that they may control HER but will never be able to control her mind.
Monumentally important book. I’ve read it several times and teach it in my high school class.
That’s great..that you teach it-that you are ALLOWED to teach it.
@Carol in all the years the district has taught it, there’s only been one parent who complained. And it was because their child didn’t want to read and used the sex scenes as his reason for it. But beyond that, it works.
The ending left me with so many questions! But a fascinating tale none the less.
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