The Handmaids Tale

Hello all Book Worms!

I hope you are all doing really well and enjoying the extra freedom, as well as enjoying all your reading, what are you currently reading? I would love to know, please let me know down in the comments.

I have wanted to read ‘The Handmaids Tale’ for a long time now and it’s not until the past week that I found time to read it and I am so pleased I did. I found the different themes in the book, such as the environment that all of the characters were in really quite modernistic for the time, considering this book was written originally in 1986, this dystopian novel still holds incredible value and is really engaging.

“The republic of Gilead offers Offred only one option: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire- neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on whom her future hangs.”

Margaret Atwood- The Handmaids Tale Cover

All the time throughout the reading of this book, I found myself thinking about the world we live in now and Offred’s world and how they are both the same and different from each other all at once. Whilst remaining incredibly grateful that the people we have in power aren’t like those in the book, although if you have read this maybe you could let me know down in the comments what you think to the people in power?

This book also illustrates how some people can use their higher positions within society to help others, whilst for some others that’s not always true and you see a lot of that whilst looking over this particular text, as some of the characters rely on Offred a lot compared to the others, but the ones she relies on don’t always serve her in the right way.

All in all a really interesting read and I will definitely be reading ‘The Testaments’ which is the sequel to ‘The Handmaids Tale’ which was released in 2019.

As always I will leave an Amazon Affiliate link here, so if you want to purchase a copy please do as it is a really interesting read.

I will see you again next week with another review!

Happy Reading

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