Re: Recommended books
Posted: 2013-04-24, 23:49
I recommend The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which I read earlier this year. It’s very much like George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four – only better. At first I found it depressing – like 1984 – but then I grew more and more fond of the main character as the narrative unfolded, exploring the various issues faced by a young woman in a totalitarian society whose role in that society had been rigidly laid down for her. And the ending is more cheerful than that of 1984.