Author: Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed has a few different things I like, right off the bat. It’s a retelling. It’s an uncommon retelling – Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It’s a theatre book. It’s a revenge book. It’s a Margaret Atwood book. So without even going into the book itself, this was bound to be a winner for me.  None of these aspects promise a pure five-star review, but they do promise I won’t be bored.  And honestly?  I enjoyed Hag-Seed, as a whole. I think that Margaret Atwood captured the feel of The Tempest so well.  There are roundabouts and trickery and malevolent revenge.  For those familiar with the […]

Posted August 19, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

This book completely snuck up on me. At the beginning, I hated Oryx and Crake.  I was so, so bored. But it was a slow burn.  It wrapped me up slowly until I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook.  Our main character, Jimmy aka Snowman, narrates the rise and fall or Crake, intellectual genius and madman.  They grew up together, played together, and Jimmy rehashes the story in his head, because what else can you do when you appear to be the last living human being? I didn’t like Jimmy.  Immediately I found him selfish and unimpressive, with a rough and […]

Posted November 5, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I found The Handmaid’s Tale terrifying and incredible. “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Offred lives in a world where her name no longer matters.  She is no longer considered a person – she has no right to hold property, choose her own clothing, read, use body lotion, or love.  Offred is an object,  but she remembers the time before.  She remembers her friends, her mother, her husband, her daughter.  She is not supposed to remember.  Offred, like all other women, is to forget her humanity and embrace her new role in life – to breed. What a […]

Posted September 2, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //