I found this book another good example of the author's ability to keep you interested in her writing. After listening to the Handmaiden I began reading as many of her books as possible and found the author to be a wonderful writer. Unlike Danielle Steele I have yet to tire of her.
I tried so hard to enjoy this piece. It was too long, too drawn out. You got to the point where you didn't care about the characters or their secrets.
I finally said, "That's it"! I moved on to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Atwood can write well. In this case, the contrivence of her task becomes a burden that her skill only makes tolerable.
I trudged through it, hoping that it would turn towards something much more, but in the end, the best compliment that I can give, is it stayed within its bounds - as tiresome as they were.
I would rather read Proust then Austin here.