Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Twenties Tuesday: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Hey y'all! It has been a while since I have done a "Twenties Tuesday" post because I had not finished any books. I finished up The Handmaid's Tale yesterday and thought I would tell you about it. 

This book is set in the future after a Christian society takes over the United States and forces women into subjection. The novel follows the storyline of a handmaid whose main purpose is to reproduce with the Commanders. 

Weird. This whole thought is strange. Our world is going in the opposite direction. It was interesting to catch myself through the book appreciating the freedom our country gives women while simultaneously wondering if a "stricter society" would be more conducive to leading a Christian life. Obviously I don't want to start living the way the book entails, but the handmaid states the frivolousness of so many things in our daily lives. If nothing else, it gave me a little perspective and has kept me thinking about it. 

I would recommend it, but be warned that it isn't an easy read. You actually have to pay attention. This book has less fluff than the other books on this list so far. 

Be back soon. 

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