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The Handmaid's Tale: Border  Season 5, Ep 3

“After getting rid of Commander Waterford, June stops at nothing to continue her fight to find her daughter, Hannah.” [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Sep 21, 2022 - 3 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Ballet  Season 5, Ep 2

“June struggles to redefine her purpose and identity, facing consequences for killing Commander Waterford; the now-widowed Serena Waterford tries to raise her profile in Toronto.” [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Sep 15, 2022 - 5 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Morning  Season 5, Ep 1

“June confronts the consequences of killing Fred. A scared Serena makes an unexpected decision.” [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Sep 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Book: The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Feb 22, 2017 - 34 comments

Book: The Blind Assassin

If The Blind Assassin was a layer cake, the layers would be the impossibility of true love, the inexorable destructive force of time, and chocolate. The frosting is pulp and newspaper. It's a remarkable novel, if only for the way Margaret Atwood weaves together three wildly different genres into a whole. There's the gentle comedy of old age about an old woman living a rather solitary existence in a small Southern Ontario town. There are her reminiscences of her life and family, an old-fashioned bildungsroman or family saga. Then there's a story about a doomed romance and pulp science fiction. Each on their own a very good book, but together form a great one. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Dec 1, 2015 - 2 comments

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