#20 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. It was a weird and disturbing read. I often felt anxious and not at ease while reading this book. 

I was not a fan of the writing style, it was just an endless stream of comments and stories and it is really not the kind of writing I like. I was sometimes confused, the dialogues were not written as such, without quotations marks etc. But I think it was important to the purpose of the story and it added a touch of authenticity. 

The topic of this book is really interesting and complex and it will leave you with a lot of thoughts. About women, mostly, but not only. I think I would have enjoyed immensely to read this book in high school and analyze it with the teacher and my classmates. It would have been really interesting and it would have helped me understand things that I did not fully comprehend. 

The plot was not particularly to my taste, but it definitely not what was important here. In the end, I really enjoyed this story and the ending was perfect. Such an open ending that will let you imagine a lot of different scenarios. However, I would have liked more insight on how things could have gone this far. How it was possible to let that happen. Even if, history will teach us that sometimes really crazy things can happen without you noticing it...

This story will definitely stick with me for a long time.