Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Handmaid's Tale
This is definitely not my typical type of book. I prefer stories that are set in the past, usually around 1900 or so. I rarely, if ever, read books set in present day...for some reason I just don't feel whisked away into a story if it takes place right now. The Handmaid's Tale, however, is actually set in the future in what used to be the United States- a frightening future where women aren't allowed to read and have been separated into different groups with different purposes. They are stripped of their names and everything about the life they once knew. It's one of those "Big Brother" stories that is is truly chilling.
If you haven't already read this book, even if it's not your thing, you must do so. Every time I read it, I can't put it down. Get it here. Do you have a book that you've read multiple times and will continue to do so? I'd love to know what it is so I can check it out!