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It's just one of those books that if you read it again it will make you think about things differently.
As the narrator's story unfolds, the reader learns of the role Offred plays in the mundane, frightening existence granted to women living in her society.
Very slow...it took forever to build the story but then I felt like it ended in the middle of the book...not the end.
I found "The Handmaid's Tale" to be dark, hopeless, and depressing for the most part. I had to leave it at intervals to read happier material so that I could get through... Read morePublished 4 days ago
I had to finish it but it was a little hard to get through. Great story, plot but a little too long for itself.Published 4 days ago
One of the worst, most boring books I have ever read. The narrator was boring, the storyline was boring and the concept was terrible. What a waste of my time! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is a common misunderstanding to think that writers like Huxley and Orwell through their futuristic novels were trying to predict a certain future. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marc L
Spooky, and more than a little worrying, in subject matter of course, this book is beautifully written, full of memory and consternation, true to its genre and its damning... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gabi Plumm
I read this book originally in the 1980s and just re-read it. If anything, it's more believable now than it was then. Read morePublished 8 days ago by GD