A platonic girlfriend of mine told me to read Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. As I started to read the novel, I hoped that the story would be suspenseful and thrilling. After wrapping up the novel, I felt disappointed.
The Handmaid’s Tale was flat and watered–downed. Ms. Atwood makes her heroine Offred one-dimensional and boring. This book about female oppression in a male–dominated society is just a sad put together that was done in a tone of a wannabe feminist who wanted to spin a version of 1984.
The ending is no help, either. I was left to wonder, ‘What the bull’s sabbath was that?” I just don’t get the book at all.
The Handmaid’s Tale? I think it should be called ‘The Handmaid’s Flop.’
My Rating is a ‘D’.