THE HANDMAIDíS TALE
BY MARGARET ATWOOD
"Faith" written in blue lace on a worn-out cushion; a little girl and a man embracing her; a friendís silly laughter: those are the memories that help Offred get through everyday of her harsh reality deprived of happiness, love and hope. She is no longer a woman but an object, an instrument of society and one misstep can cost her her life.
Margaret Atwood offers us a terrifying and puzzling view of the future, plunging us in to the very mind of a woman living in an incredible world. Her cunning writing leaves us bewildered and in a totalitarian blindness making us live through Offredís hellish life , she too completely oblivious of the truth. This terrific tale is bon-chilling and has a powerful effect on the soul. I only hope it isnít prophetic.
By Ayda (2nd)