NOT-A-REVIEW: THE HANDMAID’S TALE

There’s a lot of analysis of The Handmaids Tale (both television series and novel) out there at the moment. Since my review was basically — ★★★★★: read it! — I’ve decided just to talk about some of the differences that I liked or disliked. My thoughts are messy and I know that other’s opinions might vary wildly. Obviously, spoilers for both below the cut. I come down harder on the show than the book, but I’d heartily recommend either.

 

synopsistagOffred 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. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

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June… this month’s posts

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Ramadan Readathon

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi  ★★★ Review

Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani ★★★★★ Review

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed ★★★ Review

Memories of Ash by Intisar Khanani

PRIDE MONTH READING

Every Heart a Doorway Seanan McGuire  ★★★★ Review

The Loveless Princess by Lilian Bodley  ★★☆ Review

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black  ★★☆ Review

Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby  ★★★★★ Review

Warrior by Anotinca Jones (ed)  ★★★★ Review

Trail by Fire by Lore Graham ★★☆ Review

OTHERS

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood  ★★★★★ 

Joyride by Jackson Lanzing ★★

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