Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

I really enjoyed this book. I've always been a fan of dystopian novels and this one certainly fits the bill. It really struck me that although the book was published 25 years ago, the political and social themes (specifically the book's focus on religious fundamentalism) seem more relevant now than ever. If you check it out from the Leatherby Libraries, make sure to get the 2006 edition and read the introduction by Valerie Martin.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 H3 2006
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Hallie Nicholson, Development Writer, University AdvancementRating: Highly Recommended

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