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The author of Cat's Eye depicts a femme fatale's malevolent role in the lives of three women; a seven-week PW bestseller.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Set in Canada in the early 1970s, The Robber Bride continues Atwood's satiric exploration into sex and empowerment. Three women and the femme fatale who unites them are set against a backdrop of draft dodgers and the resurgence of feminism. Atwood is an astute observer of contemporary misinformation, and references to tarot, auras, astrology, and more abound. Despite some wonderful passages, however, the narrative thrust consists of self-contained vignettes that do not easily lend themselves to audio. The histories of these women are intense and distinctive, but the superficial present in which they do little more than move from restaurant to restaurant blurs them to the point of being interchangeable. When she stays with one character long enough (e.g., her treatment of Charis's incest-filled childhood at the start of the third tape), the poignancy increases. It's slow going, but a lively reading by Blythe Danner and musical interludes that accentuate the New Age mood should help keep maintain listeners' attention.
- Rochelle Ratner, formerly Poetry Editor, "Soho Weekly News," New York
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
i am a huge fan of Margaret Atwood. I think that this is one of her most misunderstood and underrated books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie J
I have enjoyed other Margaret Atwood novels, but not this one. The mechanical plotting is probably inevitable, given how the story revolves around three female friends, Tony,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julio from Michigan
Atwood is an author of amazing ability, but somehow, this was a let down after "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Stone Mattress. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Glenda Zellner
When I was reading this book I thought I might recommend my husband read it. He generally shies away from reading female authors on the basis that it must be "chic lit". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
great story, at the end anybody could have murdered Kenia because she was such a bitch to everyone.Published 4 months ago by loves books
Very intriguing the way the stories entwine. Usually I just read cozies and light little stories any more - old & tired :). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Flowerchild53
Thought provoking. Wonderful prose and strong character development. There is also an element of suspense to this book that makes it hard to put down.Published 5 months ago by Lisa Moss
It's surely not to everybody's taste, but if you enjoy good writing and wonderful, detailed, character-driven storytelling, then you'll likely appreciate The Robber Bride. Read morePublished 6 months ago by VG
I lost the plot a few times but overall I enjoyed it. The characters were well developed and interesting. The beginning was a bit slow but it picked upPublished 7 months ago by RachelB