Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0449212602 Global Overview for this book
Registered by snufkin81 of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 3/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, March 04, 2007
I bought this a while ago but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. It's one of the many Margaret Atwood's on my TBR pile.
In the meantime I'm donating it to my bookclub so others can enjoy it. I hope some of them will also consider writing a review about it here :)

(This copy is secondhand, getting a bit tatty, but still in one piece.)

Journal Entry 2 by thekwill from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I caught this at bookclub and have taken a very long time to get 'round to actually reading it, but I finally am! Of course I interrupted myself to add it to LibraryThing and finally join BC.

So far I am enjoying (in a creepy way) how MA teases out the history of her dystopia through the protagonist, and the book is much better than the only other MA I've read, "Oryx and Crake".

I plan to encourage it to circle in bookclub before being released into the real wilds :)

Journal Entry 3 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, June 21, 2008
I finally got around to reading this myself. I've been putting it off because I really didn't enjoy Surfacing at all, but I found myself gripped by the story right from the beginning.

It's a fascinating and thought-provoking story, and I liked the way Atwood told it, with flashbacks to Offred's former life (and the dissolution thereof) in between the main narrative, and the "historical notes" at the end. The technology seems terribly dated now and I had to keep reminding myself that it was written in the mid-1980s when a prefix like "compu-" would probably have been cutting-edge.

I'm glad I've read this now and I'll definitely try some more of Atwood's books.

As our bookclub is unfortunately not going anymore, I'll either release this in the wild or pass it on to another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 4 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, July 03, 2008
Posted to Christina82 in Denmark today as it is on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 5 by christina82 from Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Got it today in the mail.
Look forward to reading it, thanks snufkin81

Journal Entry 6 by christina82 from Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
What a great book. It really made me think about religion and beliefs in general. Also made me think about how life can turn around if one way of thinking takes over everthing else.

Simply love it...I read Alias Grace earlier this year and after reading this one I just want to read more by Margaret Atwood.

Journal Entry 7 by christina82 at Frederiksberg, København Amt Denmark on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/24/2008 UTC) at Frederiksberg, København Amt Denmark

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I will pass this on to my good friend DitteL who wanted to read it. I'm sure she will enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 8 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Thursday, July 24, 2008
Since I joined Bookcrossing I've heard so much about this book, and I can't wait to read it.

So thank you very much christina82 for passing this book on to me.

Journal Entry 9 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, August 06, 2008
The book reminded me a lot of Orwell's '1984', but I think this was even more scarry as it was seen from a female perspective. To live in such a world as portraited would be awfull.

I will set the book's status to avaliable, and hopefully it will continue on its journey soon.

Journal Entry 10 by DitteL at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 07, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/7/2009 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to Australia as a part of ApoloniaX' Fridge Magnet RABCK Exchange. I saw this on your wishlist and hope that you'll enjoy it. It's a wonderful book.

Journal Entry 11 by Dancesports from Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Book arrived in time for Christmas. Along with 3 flower magnets and lots of postcards.

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