First off, the narration of this book is absolutely fantastic. Claire Danes is truly able to bring the characters to life, and made every scene, however mundane on the surface, overflow with potential.
That being said - honestly not a lot happens in this book. I originally expected it to be a tale focused on the underground organization of women fighting the current regime, which this book is not at all. Instead you get a look into what life is like in dystopian New England through the eyes of a woman who has been living her life, just trying to get by - therefore the end of the book is a little unsatisfying, but I believe that is wholly intentional. I very much look forward to the show starting this month.
Do people know every book can't be a 5-star book or the ratings are meaningless? On any site! Same goes for Goodreads.
This is one of the all-time amazing novels. Margaret Atwood is a visionary; and while it might be scary or uncomfortable to some, it is not to be turned away from.
Remember, she wrote this in 1985. And we are much closer to the realities of Gilead NOW than ever.
Don't think IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE.
Note to Audible: would have been nice to have the most recent "update" since I just purchased Claire Danes version right before. Ugh.
Atwood is a fantastic writer with a talent for deep, poetic description. The narrator did an excellent job with Offred's character!
The historical transcript at the end of the novel made it. I loved this piece and will continue to recommend it.
I fully enjoyed the book and the narrator. This is a genre that I don't usually listen too but this book was excellent.
I was very excited to get this book with everything I'd been hearing about it and the TV series coming out. It left me disappointed. Maybe because there was no closure or maybe because the story just didn't go anywhere. It just went round in circles without progression. Claire Danes did a nice job narrating though. I thought the choice of her as narrator was great.
My only regret regarding this book is that it took me so long to read it. This story is terrifying in its plausibility and a reminder of what we fight for today.