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The Handmaid’s Tale

By Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale

Started reading:
28th May 2012
Finished reading:
2nd June 2012

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Another of the Kindle Daily Deals I picked up… very bizzarre book. It was beautifully written. Effectively one of the handmaid’s tales about the Land of Gilead – a futuristic US after some Christian fanatics kill off the president and congress – where the handmaids are passed from home to home to concieve children for the house…

Assorted Quotes:

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.

But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.