I’ve been debating about reading The Handmaid’s Tale for5/12/2021, 3:59:37 PM
I’ve been debating about reading The Handmaid’s Tale for awhile now, more so because the show is now in full swing. But I’m also kind of scared to read it. ha. . I’ve had some friends tell me that the book was so disturbing they wish they had never read it. I’ve had other friends say that the message and the impact was life-changing for them. But no matter how they felt when they finished, they all said the tale was completely unforgettable. . For those of you who don’t know anything about it, I’ll leave the synopsis below. But the thing about this dystopian read is that it sounds like something far easier to believe happening than the usual dystopians that we’re used to coming across. . My friend Tori just finished reading it and said that she thought it was worth the read. So I’ll be picking this up in the next week or two so she and I can book club it. I don’t know why I’m so nervous. haha. Maybe its because of how many strong emotions are used to describe the reading experience in the reviews I’ve both read and heard from friends. . Have you read this and what did you think? Are you watching the show? . Synopsis: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.