An interesting review of a book I’ve always meant to read… by the Crazy Book Lady. 🙂
There is nothing like reading an old book, it’s pages yellowed with age. I stumbled across a copy of the Handmaid’s Tale in my favourite second-hand book store and had been meaning to read it after hearing so many good things about it. The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, a woman living in the dystopian society of Gilead. A society where women have no rights, they are merely a possession with a role to fulfil. Offred’s role is that of a handmaiden. Her role is simply to pro-create. This book tells of her life trying to navigate this strict society with unyielding laws of how to act while also throwing back to her life before everything changed. A life where she has a husband and a daughter.
This book comes highly regarded and is referred to often. After reading The Heart Goes Last I was determined to read…
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