The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Review

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood review
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, ISBN 978178742324, 419pp

I finally got around to reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. I read this soon after my reread of The Handmaid’s Tale so the world of Gilead was still fresh in my mind. The Testaments is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale and unfortunately it doesn’t include much detail about what happened to Offred.

It’s definitely a different kind of story to The Handmaid’s Tale. Much more commercial and action-driven. Gilead is still a big, bad place, but not as scary as when viewed from Offred’s point-of-view. Continue reading

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Review

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Review
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, ISBN 9780099511663, 324pp

I recently did a reread of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I read this many years ago and had pretty much forgotten everything. But the TV series was fresh in my memory. I wanted to do a reread before moving on to the sequel The Testaments. I was once again blown away by this powerful book. It’s a book with themes that are scary because they are so plausible. Continue reading